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Joel Kinnaman Talks Robocop
'It's a re-imagination...'

27 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MTV

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Joel Kinnaman Talks Robocop

If you’re still on the fence as to the need for another take on Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi classic Robocop, the newly minted star of the new version, Joel Kinnaman, is trying to convince us all. He sat down with MTV to talk up the film that Jose Padilha is even now gearing up to make, and wants to make it clear that they’re not trying to slavishly replicate what has gone before.

Robocop is going to be a lot more human," Kinnaman says. "The first movie is one of my favourite movies. I love it. Of course, Verhoeven has that very special tone, and it’s not going to have that tone. It’s a re-imagination of it. There’s a lot of stuff from the original. There are some details and throwbacks, but this version is a much better acting piece, for Alex Murphy and especially when he is Robocop. It's much more challenging."

He’s certainly right that Peter Weller and the men that followed him in the suit didn’t exactly get the chance to deliver much in the way of emotion except during early scenes and flashbacks to the character’s time as Officer Alex Murphy. But from the sounds of it, Padilha and go are looking to change that for the new film, starting with the look of the half-man half-machine cop. "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." Could be sensational. Could be sacrilege… What say you lot? 


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"I had to kill Jose Padhila because he made a mistake!"
Bad bad idea! A see-through visor that lets you see his whole face??? WTF are they talking about??? I really dread seeing this re-imagining. I just wish that Ronnie Cox can send Kurtwood Smith to Jose Padilha's house, shoot him in the legs and leave a timebomb on his coffee table! More

Posted by kurum at 22:54 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Saw the original recently
..and Murphy doesn't get enough screentime before he becomes Robocop. That would definitely benefit the remake as you'd care for the character more. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 15:12 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Ken Russell on Robocop (1987): "The best science fiction film since Metropolis."
'It’s a re-imagination...' Using cliches is a bad way to start off any remake (and YES, IT IS a remake!). Let's see, they'll drop the old ultraviolence and satire ("no kid would get that today"), CGI Ed 209 and have a hot 19-year-old soap actress as his partner (not a chubby-faced one). More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:24 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Hmm...
I normally don't have an opinion on remakes one way or the other but they're talking about my all time favourite film here. The possibility of a PG13/12A certificate doesn't bother me so much (unlike most I didn't "hate" Robocop 3) but I will only be convinced if upon release it get favourable reviews. At the moment I'm not sitting on the fence, I'm most definitley in Wilson mode More

Posted by Mr.Screen at 11:45 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

GOOD! It NEEDS to be different to be worth my time...
Also, the original was very satirical about the time it was made. You can't do Robocop the way you did in the 80s because that vision of the 'future' is irrelevant. I think they're doing the right thing by changing it to fit NOW. Robocop's one of my all-time favourites, because of my age, but I don't want a slavish remake. I want TODAY's Robocop. Haters ... stop hating! More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:38 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

"It's a re-imagining" - God I hate that fucking word. The only thing that'll be "re-imagined" is the blood and violence, which will be dialled down to virtually zero, to obtain the prescious 12A rating, so any little whippersnappers can go watch it, whilst pissing on the memory of the 80's violent masterpiece. Can't wait! More

Posted by attakdog at 09:58 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Wasn't Robocop 'human' anyway? By the end of the movie he had a conscience, missed his wife and kids etc. How are they going to make him more human? Will he masturbate or something? Sit on the sofa scratching his robo-balls watching America's Got Talent? More

Posted by UTB at 09:45 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

I agree with the previous two comments. Okay they might be doing this from another perspective, but it kind of ruins the whole point of the original idea. It's guaranteed to flop, film companies need to look at over recent rehashes to see that. Movie bosses also need to start looking at New Ideas from great writers out there. I'm thinking that the rehashing of movies and the endless super-hero movies that are taking to our screens, is becoming tiresome, as mentioned earlier, we need something ne More

Posted by Samuelpoet at 09:04 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Darghhh...
I just threw up in my mouth a little..."Robocop is going to be a lot more human"?! Are they not kind of missing the point with Robocop?? Wasn't the film about him losing his humanity and becoming a consumer product?? Why do studios keep doing this?? ARGGGHHHHHH!! *waltham1979's eyeballs literally explode in rage* More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:38 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Please NO!!
They gonna ruin another classic. Can't we come up with fresh stuff and let good memories of the past be? I have my doubts over quality acting this fella (who wears facial hair voluntarily) can deliver with his eyes through a see through visor. The movie is called robocop for a reason- because it's a machine that is haunted by memories.. oh, what's the use... let's call the sequel "spandex nancy- full metal gear" and get it over with.. I hope it flops in the boxoffice More

Posted by aliyevra2003 at 07:57 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

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