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Exclusive – Michael C. Hall To Play RoboCop?

Robocop Casting - Michael C. Hall
The planned remake of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi masterpiece ‘RoboCop’ got a whole lot less interesting when Darren Aronofsky distanced himself from it. MGM is still planning to make it though and today Chris Pine is rumoured elsewhere to be first choice to play Alex Murphy/RoboCop, the police officer who is killed whilst on duty and brought back as man/machine hybrid. Think Inspector Gadget but with a lot more killing.

However an inside source of ours in Hollywood is telling us it’ll actually be ’Dexter’ star Michael C. Hall. Call this a 75% likelihood of accuracy. Personally, I hope it is true because he is the much better fit.

I’m open to remakes but only when they either improve on or at least take a different angle from the original. As well as being a great, entertaining romp ‘RoboCop’ had a sharp satirical edge and is jam-packed with symbolism, much like Verhoeven’s other sci-fi classics ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Starship Troopers’. Also it is worth watching if only to see the particularly gruesome gore effects in a couple of scenes. The scene in which Peter Weller is literally shot to pieces still shocks even in this desensitized age.

Also it should be mentioned that Peter Weller was a key character in ‘Dexter’ Season 5:

Robocop Casting - Michael C. Hall
Anyway, Michael C. Hall to play RoboCop, probably. You heard it here first.

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