RoboCop lead offered to The Killing's Joel Kinnaman

In the remake directed by Jose Padhila

Joel Kinnaman, best known for his role in the US version of The Killing, has been offered the lead role in another remake: Jose Padhila's reboot of RoboCop.

Michael Fassbender has been linked to the RoboCop role for some time, although it seems as if he never officially entered talks for the role.

Kinnaman recently signed on to Arthur & Lancelot (playing the latter), and he has previously had small background roles in some fairly big movies (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Safe House, The Darkest Hour).

While we haven't quite seen enough of Kinnaman to assess his leading man potential, his name won't exactly be a box office draw.

Without the popularity of a Fassbender-type, it's difficult to know if audiences will accept a remake of an '80s movie that still plays exceptionally well today.

RoboCop (the remake) is currently awaiting a release date, which we expect to find out once a star is locked in place.

Would Kinnaman make a good Alex Murphy? Or will it be a case of 'no Fassbender, no audience' for RoboCop? Let us know your feelings (on this topic, not life in general).

Comments

    • Ali1748

      Feb 25th 2012, 11:58

      Why ???????? he's not got the right build, voice or talent for the role. The whole time I watched The Killing I couldn't stand him.

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    • shasmo

      Feb 26th 2012, 22:13

      @ali1748 peter weller aka robocop wasnt exactly stacked but he did ok i dont think hes too bad an actor but i agree he was annoying in the killing

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    • loveroflostgirl

      Feb 27th 2012, 18:02

      I rather like this idae, sometimes leftfield choices are the way to go

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