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07th Feb 2014

Video: JOE meets RoboCop star and all-round legend Gary Oldman

Dead or alive, you're chatting to JOE...

Eoghan Doherty

Dead or alive, you’re chatting to JOE…

JOE’s lawyers have informed us that we must, of course, clarify that we didn’t actually¬†threaten Gary Oldman into talking with us ahead of the release of this year’s reimagining of RoboCop.

The shiny new sci-fi action film, which hits Irish cinemas today, tells the story of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a¬†decent Detroit cop and family man who is left for dead after a criminal’s car-bomb leaves him horrifically maimed.

His only hope for survival? To represent the future of US law enforcement by becoming… wait for it… *drum roll*… almost there… you know the name… PolicemanMachine!

DAMMIT. We knew we’d mess that up.

RoboCop. Murphy becomes RoboCop.


JOE met up with the film’s director and stars including none other than the charming, living legend that is Gary Oldman. The esteemed English actor, who has starred in many brilliant films including Leon, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the man tasked with making you believe that a man can machine.

JOE fell slightly in love with Oldman as we were blown away by just how friendly and down-to-earth he was, as we talked geriatric heroes, fashion faux pas, expert dance moves and… he wants to do WHAT to a big duck!?

Careful now folks, the talented thesp does have a tendency to use some salty language so don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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