Joel Kinnaman Offered RoboCop Lead
Jose Padilha's reboot of RoboCop looks to have found its lead as Deadline reports that Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," Snabba Cash) has been offered the role of Officer Alex Murphy (played in the original by Peter Weller).
A reboot of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven film, RoboCop will again tell the story of a police officer who, after nearly being killed in the line of duty, is rebuilt as a crime-fighting cyborg. The original film spawned two sequels and multiple television series spinoffs.
"I have my take on it," Padilha told ComingSoon.net late last year, "And I can tell you this: In the first 'RoboCop' when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?"
Recently, Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk was brought about the project to rewrite. Production is still targeted for this summer.
This is some good news. But can't say if he could live upto the name..
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for reference, this is the guy
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Crap. I was wishing Daniel Craig to be Robocop.
Casper Van Dien.
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I hope they repent this one, i liked the old days movies/anime.
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I always find robocop as lame , hope a good director is hired and it is made real dark and good
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