Actor Samuel L Jackson attends the post show during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images For BET)

Actor Samuel L. Jackson will join the cast of Robocop, a remake of the 1987 sci-fi action movie classicJackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and powerful force in a futuristic world. Jose Padilha directs the film and the proposed release date is summer 2013. The Hollywood Reporter has the story:

Samuel L. Jackson is joining the cast of Robocop, MGM and Sony’s remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi action movie.

Jose Padilha is directing the film, which sees Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title hero, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Gary Oldman has already been cast as his scientist-creator.

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Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world.

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