MGM finds their Robocop

MGM finds their Robocop

As previously reported director Jose Padilha, is taking on the remake of ‘Robocop’ following release of his current project ‘Words with Gods’, due late 2012. The original ‘Robocop’ was released in 1987, directed by Paul Verhoeven starring Peter Weller as the cyborg cop.

Now it seems that MGM have finalised casting for the lead actor in the new film, with Joel Kinnaman set to take on the role. Kinnaman has a long list of credits to his name, he can currently be seen on screens in the Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds film ‘Safe House’, as well as the David Fincher directed ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Kinnaman has also appeared regularly in the new TV series ‘The Killing’.

Few other details are currently known about the remake, no doubt now that casting is underway more announcements will soon follow. There is currently no official release date however given the early stage of pre-production don’t expect to see this one on screens until mid-2013 at the earliest.

An earlier release date? I’d buy that for a dollar!

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.