23 May 2012 3:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gary Oldman has inked a deal to star opposite Joel Kinnaman in MGM’s remake of Robocop. Jose Padilha is directing the film, which is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.

Kinnaman (The Killing) is the title character, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.

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