Jose Padilha has had this Robocop dilemma for quite a while. Numerous rumors have circulated the web with even Ruseel Crowe being rumored for the role at one point but today we’re getting something a name that’s little more… believable. Today we’re hearing that Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Snabba Cash) has been offered the role of Office Alex Murphy.
Source: Coming Soon
I have my take on it,” Padilha told ComingSoon.net 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?
This is pretty interesting news and I have to admit that Padilha’s doing good work in generating interest in his approach to the Robocop film. He’s certainly trying to differentiate from what was seen before and I wonder what new insight he may be able to provide in a well known franchise.
Not familiar with Joel Kinnaman’s films but he does have a good ‘look’ to be our next iron-clad law enforcer. What do you guys think about this possibility?