RoboCop is getting a reboot. That’s old news.
The only new news that I really care about this movie is that Michael Keaton has replaced Hugh Laurie as the movie’s villain, Raymond Sellars.
Keaton is known as a fan-favorite for portraying Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman, Batman Returns, as well as Beetlejuice.
What does this mean for the new RoboCop movie? It might be argued that Hugh Laurie is the better actor of the two, but it’s Michael freaking Keaton here, people. If the trailer looks good and RoboCop actually survives production and makes it into theaters, I may give it a chance because of Keaton and Gary Oldman.
RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha, and co-stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Samuel L. Jackson and is scheduled to hit theaters August 2013.