Deadline reports that Michael Keaton will replace Hugh Laurie in the upcoming remake of RoboCop.
RoboCop picks up in the year 2029, with multinational conglomerate OmniCorp 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 (Joel 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. Keaton will play Raymond Sellars, the CEO of OmniCorp. Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Abbie Cornish also star.