I don’t want to be an obnoxious fanboy about this, for all I know it could turn out brilliantly, so I suppose I’ll refrain from judging the impact of this decision until I see the film. But there’s some interesting news concerning Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop today. Namely that RoboCop himself will be “more human” and have a visible set of eyes.
Actor Joel Kinnaman told MTV, “‘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… it’s not going to be jaw action. 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.”
Considering how the plan behind the program in the original RoboCop hinged on the subject not knowing his identity, I’m trying to decide if this throws the concept too far out of whack or not.
Strike Entertainment partners Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing. Josh Zetumer wrote the script. Joel Kinnaman is in the lead role originated by Peter Weller. Sony will distribute the MGM film.
RoboCop will be released on August 9th, 2013.