The upcoming remake of RoboCop has gained the services of Michael Keaton for the role of the film's main villain. This comes after House star, Hugh Laurie recently dropped out.
The character, named Raymond Sellars, is the CEO of OmniCorp, the corporation that builds RoboCop, which use their technological monstrosities like the ED-209 to control the population of the future with brute, mechanical power.
He will apparently be a similar character to Ronny Cox's Dick Jones, who in the original film, was an overly-ambitious second-in-command that used the corporation's resources to run a crime syndicate.
For Keaton, who's donned the dark mantle of Batman in Tim Burton's groundbreaking 1989 rendition, as well as its sequel, this could find him delving into a dark place as the megalomaniac who will do battle with an off-the-reservation mechanical cop in what director, Jose Padilha calls, an "innovative new vision of RoboCop."
RoboCop breaks through theater walls on August 9, 2013.