It seems that the upcoming remake of Robocop may soon have a cast member who'll be trading in his cane, Vicodin pills, and sarcastic scowl for a villainous grin. Hugh Laurie, fresh from completing his 8-year run on House is ready to tangle with Detroit's newest cyborg policeman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie is currently in negotiations to play the film's villain, who is described as the "evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop."
From the sound of things, the character could be an update on the scheming corporate second-in-command, Dick Jones played by Ronny Cox in the original film.
Will America's favorite cyborg cop be able to stand against an unending barrage of witty, sarcastic one-liners?