The Robocop remake is building a pretty strong cast. Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman are already attached to the movie and now it appears that Abbie Cornish will be joining the cast as well.
Deadline reports that Cornish has been offered the role of Robocop’s wife. The character believes that her husband has been killed. Little does she know that he’s actually just a crime fighting robot.
IMDB describes the plot of the movie, saying:
“In a crime-ridden city, a fatally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.”
Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha, who will be at the helm of the Robocop remake, said that his movie will deal with Robocop’s transformation from street cop to crime fighting robot.
“I have my take on it. And I can tell you this: In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”
Here’s a trailer for the original Robocop.
Are you excited for the Robocop remake?