Back in 1987, when Robocop was released it immediately surged as a success. It became a symbol that has lived through the years and different Hollywood trends. Now, it’s time to sweep the dust of the original and prepare for a remake. Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson have been confirmed for the Robocop remake.
At the time Robocop first came out it left most breathless. The cyborg policeman that became the hero the humanity needed at a nightmarish time, left many believing that would eventually happen in real life. The Robocop remake will show that the humanity’s future will in fact be a bit different than that. The movie is expected to hit the theathres next year.
Nowadays you can’t have a science fiction flick without casting Samuel L. Jackson. The Hollywood Reporter says that the actor has been confirmed to play in Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake. Jackson got the part of Pat Novak, the media mogul, and Gary Oldman will play Norton, the scientist behind Robocop.
Jose Padilha will direct the Robocop remake. His take is that the humanity has already achieved the technological progress necessary for cyborgs. “It takes place in the future and it’s RoboCop, but it’s still going to feel like a gritty, down to earth movie…with a lot of fireworks around it”, explained the lead actor in the Robocop remake.
Joel Kinnaman, the actor from “The Killing” has already started his research for the lead role. He seemed mesmerized by the Japanese hospital droids, with “skin [that] looks so real, and they have these motors between the eyes for when they smile”. “It’s just mind-blowing. We’re pretty close already…It’s spooky, but we’re getting really close” said Joel Kinnaman, the next Robocop.
In a statement for Movieline, Jose Padilha explained that the Robocop remake will be quite different from the 1987 original. “It just comes from the realization that our vision of a robot 30 years from now is very different from the vision of what a robot was in the future in 1987” said Padilha”.
During a previous interview, Padilha said that his Robocop remake aims to speak about how fast society and technology are changing and emphasizes that “the impact of the change on society and technology is global, not local”.