It seems that in Joel Padilha‘s remake of Robocop, the titular character’s family will play a much more prominent role. Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has been offered the role of Alex Murphy’s (Joel Kinnaman) wife. The addition of Cornish hints that this version of Robocop will emphasize the relationship with his wife much more than the original. We have recently reported that Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) and Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) have also been added to the cast for the film. The increase in casting news seems to hint that production for the film is on the fast track as shooting of the film is expected to begin in August with an expected release date of August 9th, 2013.