I'd Buy That For A Dollar: Samuel L. Jackson Cast In RoboCop

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“The Samuel Jackson 5” by Dave MacDowell [via]

THR reports Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to star alongside Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman in MGM’s remake of RoboCop, which will likely start filming in Toronto this fall with a release date currently set for August 9th, 2013. Jackson will be playing “Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world.”

Chances are the character is not based on anyone from the original, just as Oldman’s character is a new one. On the other hand, /film theorizes he might be playing “an updated version of Bixby Snyder, the Benny Hill-inspired ‘I’d buy that for a dollar!’ TV personality”. It’s unlikely, but holy crap would that be funny. And just for the hell of it, here is a video compilation of the Bixby Snyder character with commentary from Paul Verhoeven:

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