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Joel Kinnaman Says ‘RoboCop’ Remake Will Be A “New Story Within The Old One”

MGM’s RoboCop is accumulating a surprisingly good supporting cast with Gary Oldman (Dracula, The Dark Knight Rises) confirmed for role as “Norton” and Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien) rumored for other parts. But there’s still been a lot of speculation about the tone and plotline of the film, something the new RoboCop himself (Joel Kinnaman) tried to clear up in a recent interview. It sounds like this will have a much different storyline (but a similar tone?).

Speakin to Collider he said, “It can be completely opposite. That’s how you can break new ground by rethinking something that’s already been done. José has a completely different take on this than Verhoeven had, and with all respect, everybody that’s involved in this movie loved the original and we have a lot of respect for it. We’re going to have a lot of throwbacks and there’s going to be a lot of fun stuff for the fans of the first movie. It’s a new story within the old one.

Jose Padilha is directing the film, which is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. The production starts shooting in Toronto in September and has a tentative release date of August 9, 2013.



  • EvilHead1981

    Wow, how many times have I heard “We have respect for the original, but we are going to do a new take on the old formula” that resulted in HORRIBLE remakes.

  • djblack1313

    Joel Kinnaman is a really good actor (THE KILLING for example). it’s because of him that i’m even slightly interested in this movie. i never cared for the original so hopefully i’ll like this new movie!

    • EvanDickson

      You never cared for the original? Please explain, sir!

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    I never got the original either. Though its been too many years since a saw it, I didn’t care much for it. Maybe it needs a deviation now that I’m not a kid.

  • flesheater24

    I have huge faith in this

  • Evil_Flip

    This is what they always say when they get a backlash from the fans.

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