It’s full steam ahead with the remake of Robocop with Jose Padilha at the helm, who directed Brazil’s most successful film of all time, and now they have a lead.


Joel Kinnaman is not yet a household name. In fact the only place you might recognize him from is the AMC show The Killing. Well, despite his lack of star status, Kinnaman has landed the role of Alex Murphy in the film.


“I have my take on it,” Padilha told late last year“And I can tell you this: In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”


Well, at least it’s better than casting Channing Tatum or John Cena in the role.




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