About a month ago, The Killing's Joel Kinnaman was officially cast as Robocop in the upcoming Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reboot. The actor recently did an interview with MTV in which he talked about the film, promising that this Robocop is going to be more human, both physically and mentally. Here's what he had to say in the interview,
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“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.”
We heard that the film will be grounded in our own reality. and having a scientist as a father, as helped director Jose Padilha a lot in determining how they going to tackle Murphy’s humanity in the story.
“'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.
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... It's not going to be jaw action.”
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We still don't know if the story will be in line with the original, but he did say that the story will include a "a political satire to it" as well.
Kinnaman then shared his thoughts on the director saying, "I'm super stoked. Especially with this director. José Padilha is a badass. He’s the real deal."
Now, here's what Padilha had to say about his plans of the remake in a previous interview,
“Wars in the future are going to be fought with drones. We won’t send a plane with a pilot in, it will be drone. It’s getting that way now and ten years from now that’s how wars are going to be fought. But what if a drone goes wrong – who is to blame then? Do you blame the drone? And that problem asks if you can you consider a robot guilty of a crime. Or is it the corporation that made the robot that is guilty? How do you fight back against drones when you don’t have drones?”