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No House for Robocop

Laurie out of Remake

By Robert T. Trate     -
Source: Deadline

Though he was expected to play the head of the facility that made the title character, Hugh Laurie is no longer going to star in the Robocop remake at MGM. The film, which stars Joel Kinnaman in the role originated by Peter Weller, is being directed by Jose Padilha and also stars Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish and Jay Baruchel. I’ve heard MGM is talking with a small group of actors to fill the role that Laurie was to play, including Clive Owen.
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Riddick316 8/25/2012 4:45:35 AM

 They'll have to work hard to convince me........Peter Weller was great in that role......everyone was.

jonniej1017 8/25/2012 12:36:13 PM

Weller was birn to paly that role... who else wld b as good as him?? what else did he do in his career that was as good as ROBO??


SarcasticCaveman 8/25/2012 1:06:03 PM

 I honestly loved his roles on "Enterprise" (yeah, I know) and "Dexter"...not to mention, "Screamers" is pretty awesome in it's own right.  I don't know, the original "Robocop" was great for the time it came out, but I'm looking forward to a new vision of the concept, especially with the likes of Sam Jackson and Gary Oldman being in it...then again, Gary Oldman was also in "Red Riding Hood"...LOL....we'll see.

thezillaman 8/25/2012 1:25:29 PM

this is good , because this way they  don't suit up the wrong person. this needs to be just right.. i have faith they will find the right fit for the new ROBOCOP. and who can forget Weller in  BUCKAROO BANZAI!!! and LEVIATHAN, NAKED LUNCH, this man needs to be in Expendables 3 big time...

DarthoftheDead 8/25/2012 1:34:03 PM

 @Zilla - I agree, Weller should be in E.3 and get the bloody piss blown out of him, lol.

Mossy1221 8/25/2012 2:47:34 PM

 No one can take a bullet like Weller can. 

almostunbiased 8/25/2012 3:04:11 PM

Ok Weller did fine, but honestly it wasn't a huge performance.  I think the character is so wooden that anyone could play him after he becomes Robocop.  I like Weller, but this was no great acting.

I watched this movie the other night.  It needs to be redone.  Hell honestly it was cheesy.  We all knew that even when it came out, we just loved it anyway, despite the cheese.  This movie was sooooo gory.  Wonder if they will try to do the same or just make a good movie.  I'll see it for sure unless the reviews are just horrible.

SarcasticCaveman 8/25/2012 3:13:13 PM

 I agree, I love the cheese...I hope they keep some of the cheese and don't try to make it too serious.

Miner49er 8/25/2012 9:16:20 PM

This version better include a big vat of toxic waste.

Wiseguy 8/25/2012 9:39:25 PM

No House no big loss.

I don't know how serious they'll play this but I think trying to duplicate Verhoeven's style would be difficult. Still some lively satire would be nice.

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