‘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.
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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.


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  • barryhercules • 4 years ago


    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.


    • jayaottley • 4 years ago

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

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


      • cupid • 4 years ago

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


        • thedarkknight23 • 4 years ago

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


          • justinishulk • 4 years ago

            hmmmm never heard of this guy


            • jasonkat • 4 years ago

              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.


              • cripple • 4 years ago

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


                • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

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


                  • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                    I like the sound'a that.


                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                      Never heard of Joel Kinnaman!


                      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                        That's a surprise.


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