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'RoboCop' star Peter Weller backs remake

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RoboCop star Peter Weller has offered his blessing to José Padilha's upcoming remake.

The actor, who portrayed Alex Murphy in the 1987 original and its sequel, said he wishes Padilha and his team well, but suggested they have their work cut out living up to the Paul Verhoeven version.

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"I wish them well. We did the 25th anniversary recently and the director came on and wished us well," Weller told I Am Rogue.

"I absolutely wish RoboCop the best. It's not my life any more, but we did it. I watched the original again for the 25th anniversary, and it's a gifted film, so the guy is going to have to pull up his boots."

Joel Kinnaman will play the cyborg law enforcer in the remake, with Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton and Samuel L Jackson among the supporting cast.

Weller recently provided the voice of Batman in Warner Bros' animated feature Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and has a role in JJ Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness.

RoboCop arrives in cinemas in August 2013.

Watch a trailer for the original RoboCop below:

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