There’s a lot to be suspicious of, but we remain firmly interested in the upcoming RoboCop reboot. For two reasons, really: it has a damn fine cast, and an excellent director. Nobody on the planet was calling for a new take on RoboCop, but fingers crossed that all concerned can do something interesting with it.
Playing Murphy this time around is the immensely talented Joel Kinnaman, who is perhaps best known for his work in the US version of The Killing. But he has a number of credits to his name over a long career. His finest work to date is in the Easy Money trilogy.
The actor has been chatting about wearing the suit, something that caused Peter Weller considerable discomfort all those years ago. Talking to Total movie, he said that “it was very uncomfortable. I’m not wearing much under the suit… you feel naked. Also, when the cameras weren’t rolling, I felt awkward and embarrassed. It was hard to move my head an everything was making my back ache. I used that awkwardness because that’s what Murphy would have felt, times a thousand”.
You may recall that attempts to make the suit more comfortable for Weller in RoboCop 2 left it looking a little bit tinged with blue. There’s no such problem this time around.
RoboCop is set for release on February 7th 2014.”