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Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop
Update: He's online!

03 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop

Update: Deadline reports that Kinnaman is now confirmed for the role. Even as we write this, MGM is paying a group of criminals to blast him to pieces, whereupon their best scientists will merge his head with a robot body (they're going to lose the arm) to become the future of law enforcement...

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While he burst on to the international scene playing a man caught up in crime in Daniel Espinosa’s Snabba Cash, Joel Kinnaman has been spending a lot of his time acting as a police detective in the US telly remake of The Killing. Now all that law enforcement experience might come in handy, because MGM has offered him the lead in the Robocop reboot.

Elite Squad director Jose Padilha is aboard to call the shots and he’s been flipping through the usual go-to list looking for the right star to fill Alex Murphy’s metal helmet. There were brief, unsubstantiated rumours floating around about Russell Crowe, and Michael Fassbender was said to be in the running.

But now Kinnaman, who last cropped up in Espinosa’s English language debut thriller Safe House alongside Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, looks to be the man. Word-wise, while Padilha has worked on the script with Josh Zetumer, the most recent word had Gran Torino’s Nick Schenk taking a crack at the latest draft.

If he does lock in the part and start to preserve the public trust, we hope Kinnaman knows what he’s in for. A quick phone call to original Robo Peter Weller might be in order so he can be fully aware of the weight of the part. And we don’t just mean fan expectations…


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RE: Different Style
L: spark1 will it be a suit or mo cap for robo this time? have a horrible vision of this just being an Ironman clone without the flying if it goes cgi/mo cap... More

Posted by Vitamin F at 16:43 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's the fuss?
L: adambatman82 L: TheMadFatChickKiller They should do a kiddie friendly version, and give him a kid to look after. Oh, wait, they did that in an episode of 'The Simpsons'. in Robocop 3. sp; Massive lol.   God, that film is shit. More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 16:00 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's the fuss?
L: TheMadFatChickKiller They should do a kiddie friendly version, and give him a kid to look after. Oh, wait, they did that in an episode of 'The Simpsons'. And in Robocop 3. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 15:00 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's the fuss?
They should do a kiddie friendly version, and give him a kid to look after. Oh, wait, they did that in an episode of 'The Simpsons'. More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:18 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

What's the fuss?
Big deal someone wants to remake a movie! Albeit a good movie, powerful imagery, brutal in it's execution of it's hero, it is non-the-less dated, cheesy and tagged onto it's sequels, if this doesn't prove the law of diminishing returns, in terms of quality nothing does. Treated to a new treatment, hopefully veering away from falling into the same traps as its predesessor it might actually be good! More

Posted by kittybinks at 08:57 on 04 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I say
L: nybras as long as it's violent, gritty and 18 and over viewing hy? More

Posted by UTB at 21:10 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

I say
A reboot is a good idea, as long as it's violent, gritty and 18 and over viewing. The first one is still a classic, but the second and third movie and kids show were just awful even from a humorous side. More

Posted by nybras at 17:48 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop
L: Rgirvan44 I find it hilarious you are all getting SO ANGRY about a Robocop remake. Between two sequels, a kids tv series, two seperate cartoons and a four movie miniseries, the Robocop franchise has been crushed in nothing already. a guy who has made some impressive films, who will likely being a Blomkamp feel to the movie, and might offer something interesting. eres hoping More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 16:20 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop
I find it hilarious you are all getting SO ANGRY about a Robocop remake. Between two sequels, a kids tv series, two seperate cartoons and a four movie miniseries, the Robocop franchise has been crushed in nothing already. Here is a guy who has made some impressive films, who will likely being a Blomkamp feel to the movie, and might offer something interesting. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 15:14 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop
Well said horribleives. Also while we're at it, can we show a bit of sense in the subject title. While we do allow swearing on the boards, we ask that it not be excessive, and some of the more aggressive terms are bound to be off putting to casual visitors. More

Posted by Rebenectomy at 13:58 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fuck your remake, motherfuckers!
L: horribleives I never understand why people get so upset about their favourite movies being re-made - as terrible as most of them are, they have no bearing on the quality of the original. If anything they make you appreciate them more. Why not just not watch them? Works for me. want to have your babies. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:40 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

2nd Chance
sounds like a chance to erase the stain of the sequels and reboot a fascinating concept for the 21st century. More

Posted by spark1 at 12:58 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fuck your remake, motherfuckers!
L: horribleives I never understand why people get so upset about their favourite movies being re-made - as terrible as most of them are, they have no bearing on the quality of the original. If anything they make you appreciate them more. Why not just not watch them? Works for me. hy you speak so much sense? This is the thread for RIGHTEOUS ANGER. I'm not against remakes either. More

Posted by jcthefirst at 11:51 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fuck your remake, motherfuckers!
I never understand why people get so upset about their favourite movies being re-made - as terrible as most of them are, they have no bearing on the quality of the original. If anything they make you appreciate them more. Why not just not watch them? Works for me. More

Posted by horribleives at 11:36 on 26 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fuck your remake, motherfuckers!
L: ED-209 L: Spaldron They can fuck right off with this bullshit, remaking one of the greatest sci-fi actioners and Verhoven's best film should be illegal. Make no mistake this is as stupid as remaking The Thing. Guaranteed it'll be a PG-13 with no swearing and no blood with a stupid CGI robo-suit with a rocket pack attached. GET SOME NEW IDEAS AND STOP PISSING ALL OVER CLASSIC MOVIES YOU CUNTS!!!!! What he said his More

Posted by rich at 22:58 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: F**k you're remake
L: Spaldron They can fuck right off with this bullshit, remaking one of the greatest sci-fi actioners and Verhoven's best film should be illegal. Make no mistake this is as stupid as remaking The Thing. Guaranteed it'll be a PG-13 with no swearing and no blood with a stupid CGI robo-suit with a rocket pack attached. GET SOME NEW IDEAS AND STOP PISSING ALL OVER CLASSIC MOVIES YOU CUNTS!!!!! What he said   In fact, whoever thought it was a good idea to remake THE greatest mo More

Posted by ED-209 at 22:55 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: OPEN YOUR EYES L: King of Kafiristan L: OPEN YOUR EYES Be interesting how RoboCops appearance will look in this mooted remake. Are they going to change the appearance altogether or are they going to do a 'Nolan' style look ie based on realism over fantasy. Supose it all depends on script,budget and ,more importantly , director. t's a good question. In the run up to principal photography, Peter Weller had painstakingly developed a philosophy of robo movement b More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 18:17 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Joel Kinnaman Offered Robocop
From what I've seen of Kinnaman he's very talented. He was excellent in The Killing and his moments in The Girl With The Dragon tattoo. However, not keen that they're doing a remake. why not a movie inspired by robocop's narrative? More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 17:44 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: King of Kafiristan L: OPEN YOUR EYES Be interesting how RoboCops appearance will look in this mooted remake. Are they going to change the appearance altogether or are they going to do a 'Nolan' style look ie based on realism over fantasy. Supose it all depends on script,budget and ,more importantly , director. t's a good question. In the run up to principal photography, Peter Weller had painstakingly developed a philosophy of robo movement based on Japanese dance that More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 16:58 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: OPEN YOUR EYES Be interesting how RoboCops appearance will look in this mooted remake. Are they going to change the appearance altogether or are they going to do a 'Nolan' style look ie based on realism over fantasy. Supose it all depends on script,budget and ,more importantly , director. t's a good question. In the run up to principal photography, Peter Weller had painstakingly developed a philosophy of robo movement based on Japanese dance that he intended to use in his port More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 16:45 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

Waste of time!!
The original Robocop is a masterpiece!! They will not top or let alone equal it; waste of money and time!! More

Posted by Ramone87 at 16:38 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: F**k you're remake
They can fuck right off with this bullshit, remaking one of the greatest sci-fi actioners and Verhoven's best film should be illegal. Make no mistake this is as stupid as remaking The Thing. Guaranteed it'll be a PG-13 with no swearing and no blood with a stupid CGI robo-suit with a rocket pack attached. GET SOME NEW IDEAS AND STOP PISSING ALL OVER CLASSIC MOVIES YOU CUNTS!!!!! More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:38 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Be interesting how RoboCops appearance will look in this mooted remake. Are they going to change the appearance altogether or are they going to do a 'Nolan' style look ie based on realism over fantasy. Supose it all depends on script,budget and ,more importantly , director. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 16:06 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
I don't really know enough about this actor to pass judgement on this potential casting, but as I've stated before with regards to the ROBOCOP remake, the director is in some ways the only thing that matters. Unless they can rope Aronofsky back in, or find a director possessed of a similarly unique vision, this will be a pointless cash grab. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 15:47 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

Get the remake right or there will be........ Trouble More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 13:36 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

Different Style
will it be a suit or mo cap for robo this time? More

Posted by spark1 at 12:23 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

Let's hope Pinocchio, sorry, Peter Weller, won't have the nuts to offer him tips on acting. More

Posted by shitneck at 10:33 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

Dredd is the future of law enforcement...
...and you know it creep! More

Posted by danbo1138 at 09:52 on 25 February 2012 | Report This Post

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