Joel Kinnaman discusses Robocop

Joel Kinnaman discusses Robocop

We’ve been following all the news on the Robocop remake here at AccessReel with momentum seeming to continue towards the new film hitting screens. Last we heard on the project was that actor Joel Kinnaman had been cast as the cyborg cop.

Kinnaman has recently been quoted as saying that the character in the new film is going to be much more human that how he was depicted in previous films. Kinnaman has also stated that there will be plenty of throwbacks and references to the original films, but that this version is going to be more of an acting piece that what’s been done before, both for Alex Murphy and Robocop.

Supposedly the new costume is going to allow for more of that acting to come through on camera, Kinnaman has stated that: 

It’s not going to be jaw action. They’re still working on the suit and how it’s going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through

 You’re going to see his eyes.

So there you have it, looks like we are getting more of a feeling Robocop this time around, and while it sounds like they are going to try and do something a little different with the story, it’s difficult not to be at least a little alarmed by this potential take on the character. With so little detail to go on, we’ll just have to wait for more information and hopefully a trailer to see how it looks like this one is shaping up.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.