Joel Kinnaman talks RoboCop’s PG-13 rating

Says it remains a very adult film

Joel Kinnaman has been discussing RoboCop’s PG-13 certificate, and has reassured fans that despite the family-friendly rating, José Padilha’s film will remain a very adult enterprise.

“I had a couple of brief conversations with José about what he wanted to do with the film,” says Kinnaman. “I didn’t really know that The Dark Knight was PG-13 as well...  I didn’t know what you could get away with with PG-13." 

“After seeing what we got away with with PG-13, that battle became quite irrelevant. The original RoboCop was X-rated and then they had to cut it down so it became R-rated and Verhoeven claimed that actually made the movie more violent, because it’s what you don’t see that actually scares you.”

“The violence of the of the original RoboCop was so much aligned with Verhoeven’s cinematic tone and his comedic tone, and our film is carrying José’s tone. He’s a completely different filmmaker, so the violence that we have in our movie completely makes sense in terms of who José is.”

Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, RoboCop will open in the UK on 7 February 2014.

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