MGM and Columbia's ROBOCOP Set to Begin Production in Toronto

Related: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' ROBOCOP

Production is set to begin on Saturday, September 15 in Toronto on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' ROBOCOP, directed by Jose Padilha. The film stars Joel Kinnaman,Gary OldmanMichael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle HaleyMichael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.  The screenplay is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner.  The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Bill Carraro serving as executive producer.  The film will be released in the US on August 9, 2013.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology.  Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.  Alex Murphy(Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit.  After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life.  He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. 

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