RoboCop Remake – Hugh Laurie Set to Play Villain

Well first we got the news of a fairly new star becoming RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman), and from that the opinion was that this was going to be a bit of a new cast for this remake. But since then we have had big star after big star being announced for the main roles, first we got Gary Oldman as the scientist, then Samuel L. Jackson as the TV mogul and now it’s looking like we will have Hugh Laurie playing the ‘Dick Jones’-type villain role in this remake.

So for a recap on what we know about the film so far and who is playing what, then please check our previous articles, links below:

Sam Jackson Joins Cast and Peter Weller Speaks!

New ‘Robocop’ Lead Offered to Star of ‘The Killing’

Robocop: Coming Back from the 80s in a Strong Way

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie to play the main villain in the new version of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi action classic, According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie will play “the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop.

Well it’s about bloody time! With the finale of House it looks as though the many talented English star Hugh Laurie is finally going onto more serious film roles, and the roles don’t get more serious than the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp (well not for nerds anyway).

Thanks to House we know that Hugh Laurie can be the bad guy, but the real question is can he be as evil as Ronny Cox’s character of the same role in the original film? Of course he can and we will be saving the date for release when we get one. 9 August 2013 is the current date, but we imagine this will change.

Now since there is no more news on the film we have the original trailer for RoboCop (1987) to tide you over until we have more news for you. They don’t make them like this anymore…

One thought on “RoboCop Remake – Hugh Laurie Set to Play Villain”

  1. I haven’t seen house, and this will be a bit of a leap for me seeing him from blackadder to a super serious villian. I will probably change my mind when I see him in a trailer or something.


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