Sunday, January 19, 2014

Robocop Futuristic Character Spotlight On Gary Oldman

Columbia Pictures’ new, futuristic thriller “RoboCop” boasts of a powerhouse cast led by Joel Kinnaman (“The Darkest Hour”), Gary Oldman (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”), Michael Keaton (“Batman”), and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), as well as Abbie Cornish (“Sucker Punch”), Jackie Earle Haley (“Watchmen”) and Jay Baruchel (“Tropic Thunder”).  
Photo courtesy Columbia Pictures
            In “RoboCop,” the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America.  Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it.  When Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer.  OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Gary Oldman plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the scientist who helps create RoboCop but that along the way has to probably compromise with decisions he wasn’t entirely sure or convinced about, as the corporation he works for corrupts him. “Yes, I get somewhat corrupted by OmniCorp,” admits the British actor, “through the unlimited funding that is offered for my research if I get on board the RoboCop project. So, I go against my better instinct.”

RoboCop” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


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