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Star Joel Kinnaman reveals some RoboCop reboot details

Mar. 27, 2012by: George Merchan

I know feelings for a reboot of the beloved ROBOCOP are mixed to say the least, but soon-to-be part man/part machine/all cop Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing") had some words to say about the upcoming actioner. For those on the fence, perhaps there's something here to be hopeful for?

In an interview with MTV, Kinnaman gave some interesting details on what we can expect from director Jos Padilha's reality-based re-interpretation:

"Theres a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain? and theyre finding out that, no, its not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and were much more of an organic creature in that way. Its not a control tower that does everything."

"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 its not going to have that tone. Its a re-imagination of it. Theres 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. Its much more challenging."


Since the character will be taking on more "human" characteristics this time around, RoboCop's general look will also be more reflective of that:

"It's not going to be jaw action. Theyre still working on the suit and how its going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through," he said. "Youre going to see his eyes."

So what do you guys think? Any chance this could turn out to be a worthwhile re-interpretation?
Source: MTV

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8:57PM on 03/28/2012

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is the kind of thing I want to see in a RoboCop movie. Sorry Murphy, I don't give a damn about your "humanity," I just wanna see you shoot drug dealers and fight giant asshole robots.
is the kind of thing I want to see in a RoboCop movie. Sorry Murphy, I don't give a damn about your "humanity," I just wanna see you shoot drug dealers and fight giant asshole robots.
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2:51AM on 03/29/2012
then watch the original
then watch the original
7:16PM on 03/28/2012
Those who are bitching are talking out of their emotions and not their head. If you've seen Elite Squad movies you'd know this film is in GREAT FUCKIN' HANDS. Everything else is pure nitpicking, yes you'll never be satisfied fanboys
Those who are bitching are talking out of their emotions and not their head. If you've seen Elite Squad movies you'd know this film is in GREAT FUCKIN' HANDS. Everything else is pure nitpicking, yes you'll never be satisfied fanboys
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1:43AM on 03/28/2012

what do i think?

"So what do you guys think? Any chance this could turn out to be a worthwhile re-interpretation?" = NO!
"So what do you guys think? Any chance this could turn out to be a worthwhile re-interpretation?" = NO!
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11:28PM on 03/27/2012
I think robocop would be a very tough film to remake. The original was so unique and so pure that a remake dosent even feel right. But maybe im wrong. Wont be long before i find out.
I think robocop would be a very tough film to remake. The original was so unique and so pure that a remake dosent even feel right. But maybe im wrong. Wont be long before i find out.
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5:42PM on 03/27/2012

I'll see that for a dollar!!

Seriously Robocop was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The funny thing is the only copy I ever watched was an edited for TV version we recorded so I never knew exactly how violent the film was. Still remember the first time I watched the REAL version on HBO, man was my mind blown away like Murphy's arm!

With that said I'm totally down for a remake. The sequels already did a great job of shitting on the original so what harm can come of it? Who knows we may get a badass movie out of it.
Seriously Robocop was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The funny thing is the only copy I ever watched was an edited for TV version we recorded so I never knew exactly how violent the film was. Still remember the first time I watched the REAL version on HBO, man was my mind blown away like Murphy's arm!

With that said I'm totally down for a remake. The sequels already did a great job of shitting on the original so what harm can come of it? Who knows we may get a badass movie out of it. It gives me hope that they aren't going for Verhoven's tone which would be a big mistake. And I wouldn't want to have to kill them for making a mistake.
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5:26PM on 03/27/2012

Mixed feelings is an understatement, I'm straight up Torn (like Natalie Imbruglia)

Verhoeven's Robocop is the perfect satire action film that is expressed through awesome comic-book inspired cinematography, and no-holds barred script that never takes itself too seriously. I love Robocop even more so as an adult than I did as a kid, and I loved it back then for its action value, now I love it for its artistic and campy presentation along with its dark satiric humor, and I would love to see an even better sequel, because you can always have more of such a good thing, and that
Verhoeven's Robocop is the perfect satire action film that is expressed through awesome comic-book inspired cinematography, and no-holds barred script that never takes itself too seriously. I love Robocop even more so as an adult than I did as a kid, and I loved it back then for its action value, now I love it for its artistic and campy presentation along with its dark satiric humor, and I would love to see an even better sequel, because you can always have more of such a good thing, and that is always how I have felt about sequels and remakes, cause if they don't live up to hype, it still doesn't take anything away from the quality of the original, BUT, I must ask, How can you make something that was made perfect, better?
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4:13PM on 03/27/2012

How can you make something that is perfect, better?

Mayor Miller (holding hostages making demands): "First, don't fuck with me, I'm a desperate man. And second, I want some fresh coffee, and third, I want a recount, and no matter how it turns out, I WANT MY OLD JOB BACK!
Police Negotiator: "Okay."
Mayor Miller: "I want a bigger office, and want a new car, and I want the city to pay for it all."
Police Negotiator: "What kind of car, miller?"
Mayor Miller: "SOmething with leather recling seats, that goes really fast and gets really shitty gas
Mayor Miller (holding hostages making demands): "First, don't fuck with me, I'm a desperate man. And second, I want some fresh coffee, and third, I want a recount, and no matter how it turns out, I WANT MY OLD JOB BACK!
Police Negotiator: "Okay."
Mayor Miller: "I want a bigger office, and want a new car, and I want the city to pay for it all."
Police Negotiator: "What kind of car, miller?"
Mayor Miller: "SOmething with leather recling seats, that goes really fast and gets really shitty gas mileage."
Police Negotiator: "How about the uh, 6000 SUX."
Mayor Miller: "Yeah, okay, sure. What about cruise control, does it come with cruise control?"
Police Negotiator: "Hey, no problem miller, just let the mayor go, and we'll even throw in a blah pump."
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2:09PM on 03/27/2012
I actually don't mind the changes, and don't mind the seeing the eyes thing. If it makes it more emotional for the character and for us to feel closer to the story and the character, then I'm all for it.
I actually don't mind the changes, and don't mind the seeing the eyes thing. If it makes it more emotional for the character and for us to feel closer to the story and the character, then I'm all for it.
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11:47AM on 03/27/2012

It's Not Going to Have the Same Tone???

Oh, you mean the satirical, over the top, darkly humorous tone that made the original the classic that it is today? Oh yeah, I'm sure that's a great idea to lose that. I mean, I for one would love to see a story about a man cop whose turned into a robot cop handled with the up most seriousness and grit. Who wouldn't? (Is my TONE coming through here...)
Oh, you mean the satirical, over the top, darkly humorous tone that made the original the classic that it is today? Oh yeah, I'm sure that's a great idea to lose that. I mean, I for one would love to see a story about a man cop whose turned into a robot cop handled with the up most seriousness and grit. Who wouldn't? (Is my TONE coming through here...)
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10:28AM on 03/27/2012

Look at my face, DICK!

The more he talks, the more I hate the idea. Why would the visor be see through? What's the point if you can see through it? I guess I'll wait until I see a picture ALSO, we get it you're making it about what it means to be human. Congrats on being every movie about robots ever!
The more he talks, the more I hate the idea. Why would the visor be see through? What's the point if you can see through it? I guess I'll wait until I see a picture ALSO, we get it you're making it about what it means to be human. Congrats on being every movie about robots ever!
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8:13AM on 03/27/2012

Have you guys seen

Elite Squad 2? fucking amazing movie. Jos Padilha is a great fucking director , this is going to be good. I find the sequels to be an embarrasment to the first movie...how bad could this be?
Elite Squad 2? fucking amazing movie. Jos Padilha is a great fucking director , this is going to be good. I find the sequels to be an embarrasment to the first movie...how bad could this be?
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7:46AM on 03/27/2012
As much as I like Robocop trilogy, I'll wait until I see some stills or sketches first.
As much as I like Robocop trilogy, I'll wait until I see some stills or sketches first.
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7:03AM on 03/27/2012
Yeah yeah I get it, this version is going to be more neurological, more humane blah blah blah....They're hammering our heads with these psychological shit for a while now. I'm not really against a Robocop reboot, but until they give us a truely jaw-dropping trailer which can show even a fraction of the shear awesomeness of the original, please shut up about all these psychobabble.
Yeah yeah I get it, this version is going to be more neurological, more humane blah blah blah....They're hammering our heads with these psychological shit for a while now. I'm not really against a Robocop reboot, but until they give us a truely jaw-dropping trailer which can show even a fraction of the shear awesomeness of the original, please shut up about all these psychobabble.
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6:28AM on 03/27/2012
i dont mind the idea of a reboot. i just cant get too excited until i see that first set pic.
i dont mind the idea of a reboot. i just cant get too excited until i see that first set pic.
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5:14AM on 03/27/2012
I love the original and I'm actually looking forward to this. I'm curious on how they will pull it off. Joel Kinnaman is a fine actor and I can see him in the role.
I love the original and I'm actually looking forward to this. I'm curious on how they will pull it off. Joel Kinnaman is a fine actor and I can see him in the role.
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4:10AM on 03/27/2012

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I wish that emo-bitch would shut up.
I wish that emo-bitch would shut up.
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4:09AM on 03/27/2012
Forget about healthcare, forget about the economy, forget national defense; whoever wins the next Presidential election need to immediately sign an Executive Order outlawing the use of the word "reimagining".
Forget about healthcare, forget about the economy, forget national defense; whoever wins the next Presidential election need to immediately sign an Executive Order outlawing the use of the word "reimagining".
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2:56AM on 03/27/2012
Robocop is a great film. He's gotta say his famous line. Dead or alive your coming with me! I hope the remake turns out as good! I hope they get the statue made in Detroit too! I do remember a part in the film that always bothered me though. There's a scene where the ED-209 blows someone away, and you can clearly see his blood pack when his jacket fly's open. I can't for the life of me figure why they didn't remove the scene when it went to vhs or dvd. I don't believe it was a scene that was
Robocop is a great film. He's gotta say his famous line. Dead or alive your coming with me! I hope the remake turns out as good! I hope they get the statue made in Detroit too! I do remember a part in the film that always bothered me though. There's a scene where the ED-209 blows someone away, and you can clearly see his blood pack when his jacket fly's open. I can't for the life of me figure why they didn't remove the scene when it went to vhs or dvd. I don't believe it was a scene that was even needed.
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4:20AM on 03/28/2012
how ya gonna thumb me down for something that happened? Just watch the movie. It's pretty blatant! I never said I didn't like the movie!
how ya gonna thumb me down for something that happened? Just watch the movie. It's pretty blatant! I never said I didn't like the movie!
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2:12AM on 03/27/2012
Personally, I'm staying on the fence with this one until i see some sort of concept art of what Robo will look like. Cant get upset, or detached until i know what our hero will look like.
i'm just glad I'm not hearing about any alien involvement in this films reboot!
Personally, I'm staying on the fence with this one until i see some sort of concept art of what Robo will look like. Cant get upset, or detached until i know what our hero will look like.
i'm just glad I'm not hearing about any alien involvement in this films reboot!
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1:42AM on 03/27/2012

*CUE NERD RAGE*

OMG WTF HIS VISOR IS NOW SEE-THROUGH!!!! FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!!! GO KILL YOURSELF!!

Honestly, as much as the original holds a special place in my heart, I wouldn't mind a reboot at all. Let's not kid ourselves, the Robocop franchise has been all but run to the ground with those shitty movie sequels and cheesy TV shows. I'll give them a benefit of a doubt, judging how much of a bang-up job Jose did with the Elite Squad movies, and Joel Kinnaman. And if it ends up sucking, so what? The original
OMG WTF HIS VISOR IS NOW SEE-THROUGH!!!! FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!!! GO KILL YOURSELF!!

Honestly, as much as the original holds a special place in my heart, I wouldn't mind a reboot at all. Let's not kid ourselves, the Robocop franchise has been all but run to the ground with those shitty movie sequels and cheesy TV shows. I'll give them a benefit of a doubt, judging how much of a bang-up job Jose did with the Elite Squad movies, and Joel Kinnaman. And if it ends up sucking, so what? The original is still there for me, nothing will tarnish that. Thumb me down all you want!
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