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!