'Robocop' Wants 'The Killing''s Joel Kinnaman

An offer is going out to the actor for the lead role in Jose Padilha's remake of the seminal 1987 sci-fi action film.
Joel Kinnaman wanted for Robocop remake
Joel Kinnaman wanted for Robocop remake
MGM is pushing full-steam ahead on their long gestating RoboCop remake, and are about to offer The Killing's Joel Kinnaman the lead.

Joel Kinnaman will play Murphy, a police officer left for dead while on duty, who is revived via a robotic body and sent back out into the dangerous streets of Detroit, sometime in the very near future.

José Padilha, the director behind Elite Squad and its sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, is helming RoboCop from a script by Joshua Zetumer.

MGM hopes to have RoboCop in front of cameras before the end of the year for a 2013 summer release date.

RoboCop was released February 12th, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel. The film is directed by José Padilha.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (11)

  1. BarryHercules

    Question:
    Did anybody even who Peter Weller was before you saw Robocop back in 1987 ?

    Lets be honest almost no-one knew Peter Weller before 1987 .
    We were kids when we first saw it .
    The director - Paul Verhoven + the story made it great.

    I love the 1st Robocop movie - Its a movie we NEVER get tired of,

    It doesnt matter what the new actors name is.
    It just matters if they can make a GOOD movie with good performances that improves on the origional. (I doubt that though)

    I always wanted Verhoven to do a special edition version of the origional. The same movie but digitally enhanced with improved special effects . Remember the dodgy stop-motion when ED209 falls on the stairs ? The crusty shot when the villian falls from the window at the very end ?

    If they kept the original but pimped it up with digital visual effects - similar to 'District 9's grimy quality it would be awesome.

    2 years agoby @barryherculesFlag

  2. Jay.A.Ottley

    I agree i want to see Fassbender in this role...

    Also can anyone notice the epic mistake in @balanorange's article

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  3. CUPID

    Sorry, but i have no idea who this guy is.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. The Dark Knight

    Go big or go home, they need to land Michael Fassbender as Robocop hes perfect

    2 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  5. justinishulk

    hmmmm never heard of this guy

    2 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  6. JasonKat

    never heard of this guy, he doesnt look like a robocop to me!
    My pick for this role would be non other than.. William Fichtner. but.. A hes to old for this role, (stating that these guys want a young actor) and B, hes got his hands full right now with other projects.
    But he'd b my choice, not like he has to bust his ass or anything, robocop is a slow type. and all u really c or can see..is his face.

    2 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  7. Cripple

    I would be down. Can't wait for Padilha's take on this. The Elite Squad films are incredible.

    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    I guess when ever a remake is done the actor who remakes the film needs a paycheck!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    I like the sound'a that.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Never heard of Joel Kinnaman!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    That's a surprise.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag