Gary Oldman has struck a deal to appear in MGM's upcoming remake of the 1987 film "RoboCop."
Oldman will play the scientist who creates RoboCop, a role handled by Miguel Ferrer in the original.
Joel Kinnaman of "The Killing" will inherit the title role from Peter Weller.
The film is slated for an August 9, 2013 release. Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad") is directing.