‘Robocop’ Eyes Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp

Jose Padilha will direct this MGM reboot about a Detroit cop who is resurrected as a cybernetic crime fighter.
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‘Robocop’ Eyes Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp

Keanu Reeves is being considered to play the next Robocop Now that MGM has locked in director José Padilha for their RoboCop remake, the focus has shifted to casting. Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and Johnny Depp have all been mentioned as early contenders to play the lead character of Officer Alex J. Murphy, aka RoboCop, a role originated by Peter Weller.

We reported last month that Joshua Zetumer is taking over screenwriting duties on the project. Since the screenplay is still being written, it seems unlikely that any serious offers will go out to cast members until a draft is done.

RoboCop would provide an interesting challenge for A-list actors such as Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and Johnny Depp, since their face would be obscured by that metal mask for a good portion of the movie. However, Robert Downey Jr. pulled it off just fine in Iron Man.

It isn't known when production will start on RoboCop, though a 2013 release date is being considered by MGM. The original 1987 Robocop starred Peter Weller as a Detroit police officer who narrowly escapes death and is revived as a half-man half-robot crime-fighting machine.

RoboCop was released February 12th, 2014.

Sources:Moviehole
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  • incmob • 4 years ago

    i for one cant see any of them playing robo.

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    • darkmale25 • 4 years ago

      The ONLY one I see pulling off this roll is Karl Urban. But to be honest.. why in God's name would they try to bring this crap back from the past? It wasn't good then.. its not going to be good now.

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      • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

        @thajackal oh hell no!

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        • thajackal • 4 years ago

          Jon Cena should play Robo COP!

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          • vinoth-r • 4 years ago

            Johnny Depp as Robocop? eww... he's an awesome actor, but he won't fit as Robocop.

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            • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 4 years ago

              NO, NONE OF THEM...the first three films sucked, but whether reinvented as the graphic novels are or original comics and a right style era and formality and cast yes, KEANU just ticks the list for a bomb of a f*cking sh*tty flop of a film, Johnny, quite possibly will hold the characteristics and emotions. Tom Cruise would just look out of place and smile in the wrong places

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              • masta-chiefed • 4 years ago

                They will all pass.

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                • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                  Rock should play it..He got strong body!

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                  • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                    @emmytt

                    that what i was thinking after reading the article.

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                    • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                      @bawnian-dexeus...Not bad of a choice there buddy :]

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                      • emmytt • 4 years ago

                        none of those 3 actors are robocop!

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                          @bane5000 Clarence Bodiker

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                          • nawtnt • 4 years ago

                            Good actors but not right for the role

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                            • dcrock • 4 years ago

                              I hate when they remake movies that don't need to be remade. This and The Karate Kid come to mind. Nobody can beat Peter Weller. If keanu gets the part at least it will be different. Robocop can go surfing and say dude a lot. But seriously out of these three i'd pick him.

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                              • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                @bawnian-dexeus...Waltz for Clarence Bodiker or for Robo?

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                                • themime • 4 years ago

                                  As long as the story is good and all that......though, non of these would be The Mime's actor of choice but still, they could work....again, as long as the story works......

                                  And a new robot suit.......since many heroes have been remaking and modernizing their costumes in all these new movies and stuff....The Mime thinks its only fair that Robo-cop gets one........In fact, he's getting one...The Mime guarantees that.... Back then was cool, but its a new world now, who would want to see that plastic-stuck-together-by-glue suit back.....as The Mime said, back then it was cool....... Or what?.....what do you this suit?.... in time, The Mime will draw and share a picture of what he sees the suit could look like.

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                                  • remy72883 • 4 years ago

                                    i wouldnt mind seeing Reeves do this

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                      @bane5000 I vote Christoph Waltz for that role

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                                      • thajackal • 4 years ago

                                        Tom Cruise would be interesting to see in this! For once he wont look like a midget on screen.

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                                        • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                          @bawnian-dexeus...Yup, keep Robo in the family :D

                                          @jimthar...they gotta get someone really creepy and badd ass if they want to even come close to the dad from that 70's Show, he was awesome as Clarence Bodiker

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