Joel Kinnaman Promises More Face Time in RoboCop Reboot


Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman, star of “The Killing”, plans to do plenty of that (er, killing, I mean) when he straps on the cyborg suit for Jose Padilha’s “RoboCop” reboot. While doing press junkets for the second season of his upcoming murder mystery on AMC (you remember, the show that promised it would solve its central mystery, but then decided it had changed its mind when the season finale came around?), Kinnaman was kind enough to drop plenty of knowledge to MTV and others about the sci-fi reboot.

On seeing more of RoboCop himself:

It’s not going to be jaw action. They’re still working on the suit and how it’s going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through. You’re going to see his eyes.

Hunh. Not sure I want to see RoboCop’s eyes. Why WOULD you design a cyborg where you can see his eyes? Isn’t that kind of creepy?

Anyways, on how his and Pahilha’s version will differ from the Paul Verhoeven splatterific version:

‘RoboCop’ is going to be a lot more human. The first movie is one of my favorite movies. I love it. Of course, Verhoeven has that very special tone, and it’s not going to have that tone. It’s a re-imagination of it. There’s a lot of stuff from the original. There are some details and throwbacks, but this version is a much better acting piece, for Alex Murphy and especially when he is RoboCop. It’s much more challenging.

Tell Peter Weller that, dude.

And this odd little bit about how his version will be more “grounded” in reality because, apparently, director Padilha’s pops was a scientist, or something:

There’s a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, ‘Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?’ and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way. It’s not a control tower that does everything.

Okey doke.

By the way, is it me, or does Joel Kinnaman look more like the guy who blows up RoboCop instead of the guy who becomes RoboCop? Dude has that “face made to play bad guys” vibe about him. Or a sleazy club owner who moonlights as a pimp. Just sayin’.

Robocop's Visor

Via : MTV

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  • Thescowl

    I hope and wish that this robocop is more agile and is covered head to toe with armor. I will miss the original, but that open visor should have been covered. Also facetime is only good during non action scenes.

    Also has anyone seen the new spiderman trailer where it seems his mask is off almost the entire time. Haha Facetime and the overpaid actors.

  • Thescowl

    Another thing about the eyes, this reminded me about another cyborg from the marvel comic called Rom. Now that is a badass.


    YEAH YOU’RE RIGHT!!!! i have that ROM 50th annual issue among my comic collection stashed
    in my cloest. hope that Peter Weller and Nancy Allen would have cameos in this film just like
    Jack Larson and Noel Neil did in SUPERMAN RETURNS.