This would see Hugh Laurie play the role of the corrupt CEO of Omnicorp, the company responsible for building RoboCop. In the Paul Verhoeven original, this role was courtesy of Ronny Cox as Dick Jones, the Vice President of OCP. Laurie is a great actor but can he match the sleaze and menace of Cox? This remains to be seen.
If cast, Laurie will join The Killing's Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop and recent casting coups like Gary Oldman (cast as RoboCop's creator) and Samuel L. Jackson (as an influential media mogul). Sucker Punch star Abbie Cornish is said to be in talks to join the now star-studded remake, in the role of the widowed Mrs. Murphy.
RoboCop is aiming for a US release date of August 9th 2013.