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Joel Kinnaman compares Robocop remake to Prometheus

06.21.2012by: Eric Walkuski

PROMETHEUS and the ROBOCOP remake: Two controversial topics in one tasty article!

Future Alex Murphy/Robocop Joel Kinnaman saw fit to join the two when talking up the remake in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter.

"We start shooting in September. It's going to be such a delight to work with Jose Padilha. There couldn't be a better director for this movie. It's gonna be a lot of action-futuristic stuff, but raise questions about what it is to be a human. Like Prometheus, which I just saw. I frickin' loved it. I'm so proud of [Prometheus actress] Noomi Rapace, who's a friend of mine."

PROMETHEUS is a touchy subject nowadays; everybody has a strong opinion on Ridley Scott's film. Like it or loathe it, most can probably agree that its basic questions of "who are we really?" and "what does it mean to be human?" are endlessly intriguing ones, even if PROMETHEUS' handling of them isn't your cup of alien goo.

Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP absolutely addressed these questions - in the director's own eccentric style, of course - and it makes sense that the remake focuses on them as well. What we don't want to see is a mindless product designed for action and glossy special effects; we'd like to think about the subject matter too. (Despite what Hollywood assumes.)

We'll find out what's on ROBOCOP's mind when it opens next August.

Extra Tidbit: Abbie Cornish (pictured above) is rumored to play Murphy's wife.
Source: THR

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2:49AM on 06/23/2012
Watch Padhila's Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. Its like 'Heat' meets Casino. Like Robocop, while you'd think its going to be a mindless action movie, its actually a crime epic dealing with real societal issues like corruption, poverty, and media glorification of violence. This flick is in good hands.
Watch Padhila's Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. Its like 'Heat' meets Casino. Like Robocop, while you'd think its going to be a mindless action movie, its actually a crime epic dealing with real societal issues like corruption, poverty, and media glorification of violence. This flick is in good hands.
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2:21AM on 06/22/2012
well I for one am stoked for this remake! Let's face it. The sequels that came after the original were pretty bad, so If this one does well maybe it will spawn some worthy sequels. It will hopefully get the younger generation excited about RoboCop again, and then maybe they will see the original for the first time!
well I for one am stoked for this remake! Let's face it. The sequels that came after the original were pretty bad, so If this one does well maybe it will spawn some worthy sequels. It will hopefully get the younger generation excited about RoboCop again, and then maybe they will see the original for the first time!
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9:53PM on 06/21/2012
I just don't understand the need to Remake films. Can someone explain it to me? If it's going to be dealing with the same themes, have the same characters, and the same basic story, what is it adding to anything???
I just don't understand the need to Remake films. Can someone explain it to me? If it's going to be dealing with the same themes, have the same characters, and the same basic story, what is it adding to anything???
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