TOP MOVIE NEWS: THURSDAY 24 MAY
Gary Oldman joins RoboCop
Gary Oldman has signed up to for the RoboCop remake, which will see him play Norton, a scientist who creates the technology that brings the cyborg police officer to life.
The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor will star in the MGM reboot of the 1987 sci-fi movie.opposite Joel Kinnaman who plays the title character, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer.
Jose Padilha will direct the film. He previously revealed Michael Fassbender was his top choice to play the cyborg - who was originally portrayed by Peter Weller in the first two Robocop movies in 1987 and 1990 before Robert Burke took over in 1993's Robocop 3 - and the Shame actor even signalled his interest about starring in the project.
Jose said: ''I can't talk yet, it's too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like the Fassbender, I'd like to talk to him - I'll talk to him. There's a possibility ....''
Fassbender said he was "always open" but now it looks like that door has been closed.
RoboCop has a tentative release date for Summer 2013.