Gary Oldman has signed up for the upcoming "RoboCop" remake at MGM. The Hollywood Reporter says Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who originally creates RoboCop. Norton (who I'm basically assuming is 'Morton' from the original) was mostly an unsympathetic character but its being reported that in this film, Norton will be torn between his creations desire to rediscover its humanity while balancing that with what's best for the corporation he works for. Oldman's casting will be a relief for fans of the 1987 sci-fi/action original who have been worried about the direction the remake will take. Joel Kinnaman, the lead actor who is playing officer Alex Murphy who becomes RoboCop recently stated his desire for the film to not be diluted for the general audience;
"I sincerely hope theyre going for an R rating, because I cant imagine how RoboCop could be PG-13. That would be a huge mistake. If I have any say in it, I will fight very hard for it. It has to be violent."With "Kill Squad" helmer Jose Padilha directing and both Kinnaman and Gary Oldman starring, "RoboCop" looks like it is on the right track and not another quick cash-in remake. However, fans have already voiced concerns about some of the changes Padilha has said he is making such as the rumored see-through visor. "RoboCop" is scheduled to open on 9th August 2013.