Date: 8th June 2012

Samuel L. Jackson joins RoboCop remake

RoboCop has added another major player to its steadily expanding cast list, with Samuel L. Jackson the latest A-list name to attach himself to the project.

According to Heat Vision, Jackson is set to play a character named Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul who carries a lot of sway in the universe being created by director Jose Padilha.

Jackson joins a cast that includes The Killing's Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop himself, as well as Gary Oldman as the scientist responsible for the transforming plain old Alex Murphy into a mechanised law enforcer.

Filming on the project is expected to begin in Toronto in September, with MGM hoping to have the film ready in time for a release date somewhere around summer 2013.

Source: Press Release