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.

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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.