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 wanted for Robocop remake
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 comes to theaters February 12th, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Michael K. Williams. The film is directed by José Padilha.