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Batman Replaces Dr. House As RoboCop's Creator-Turned-Nemesis

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So much for Clive Owen!

While the Children of Men actor WAS in talks to replace Hugh Laurie in the RoboCop reboot, the action movie's director has confirmed that Michael Keaton has the job.

The former Batman star will play the villainous CEO of Omnicorp, the defense company which creates and then tries to destroy one of our favorite robotic protagonists of all time. Director Jose Padhila made the announcement by saying:

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RoboCop Is On The Way…Here's A Viral Video To Prove It!

Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman aren't scheduled to start shooting the RoboCop reboot until September, but producers are already teasing fans.

A viral video (above) has hit the web in the form of a mock commercial for Omnicorp — the company that creates the technology so that Alex Murphy can be turned into the world's first robotic police officer.

The fictional advertisement suggests that a futuristic New York is patrolled by flying robotic drones and giant walking guns that attacked the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi. We last heard that Dr. House is playing the evil boss of the ominously-named defense company and it sounds like he's going to have quite the grip over the Big Apple by the time RoboCop is created.

Fans of the classic sci-fi franchise can't miss this one, so ch-ch-check out the first teaser for the upcoming remake!

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