How about some “RoboCop” news to brighten your day? MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with leading man, Joel Kinnaman, while he promoted the second season of “The Killing,” and the future half-man-half-cop-robot shared a few intriguing facts about the José Padilha-directed reboot.
“I’m super stoked,” Kinnaman said. “Especially with this director. José Padilha is a badass. He’s the real deal.”
Kinnaman revealed that the film will be more grounded in reality, partly due to the fact that Padilha’s father was a scientist, which had a big influence on the director. “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,” Kinnaman said. “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.”
The actor then explained the reboot’s relationship to beloved original directed by Paul Verhoeven. ” ’RoboCop’ is going to be a lot more human,” Kinnaman said. “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.”
Kinnaman went on to say that because the character will have more human characteristics, we’ll see more of his actual face. “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,” he said. “You’re going to see his eyes.”
So, is he looking forward to re-creating the iconic scene in which Murphy gets shot to bits? “Yeah. It’s going to be different,” Kinnaman said, breaking out into a sly smile. “But it’s very good. I was looking to do a big movie and to show that I can carry a big movie, and I couldn’t be happier that this is going to be one of those big movies, a blockbuster, but that is also a real movie. A movie-movie.”
And if you thought that sounds like a lot for one movie, guess again. “It’s going to have a political satire to it too,” he added.
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