The protagonist of the series "The Killing", the Swedish Joel Kinnaman, 33, is the actor who plays the robot policeman "Robocop" in the new remake to be directed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha and producer ("Elite Squad").
Finally, the rumor was made official. A few hours ago the website Deadline has confirmed that the Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman will be responsible for giving life to Alex J. Murphy, or what is the same as the Detroit Police half man half machine, Robocop.
In this new version of the film whose original tape was directed in 1987 by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer in the lead roles, the conduct on this occasion the director Jose Padilha, who has been the top defender of Kinnaman.
Joel Kinnaman is a face well known and dear to the followers of the American version of the television series "The Killing", which plays Stephen Holder, one of the homicide detectives investigating the murder of Rosie Larsen.
Padilha says on the responsibility for what is to do a remake of a movie that had 2 sequels: "I love the sharpness and the political tone of RoboCop, and I think today is an urgent need that kind of movies. But I do not repeat what Verhoeven did so clearly and strongly. instead, try to make a film that covers topics that Verhoeven never touched. If you are a man who becomes robot, how lidiarías it? what is the difference between humans and robots? What is free will, what are the differences in development between a man and a robot? What happens when you lose that freedom of choice? those are the topics I'm thinking.".
Padilha is writing, in Rio, the script for the new film by the screenwriter and selected by the director, Nick Schenk, who has already written for Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino".
Schenk has his own ideas for the realization of this remake: "In the film he made in 1987 Paul Verhoeven, not seen as the policeman Alex Murphy was physically become RoboCop. My version will focus precisely on the range until it is shot back in action with his armor."
It will be a way of mixing the sentimental and philosophical Brazilian director ideas with the technicality and process of reconstruction of the character of man to machine of Schenk. All this along with news of current special effects that have little to do with that at that time was used even at the time were quite spectacular.