Robocop star Joel Kinnaman on why Robocop is NOT a remake.

SFX Magazine spoke with the star of “Robocop” Joel Kinnaman about the upcoming film. He was recently on the cover of the magazine. Here is what Kinnaman had to say about getting cast as Robocop:

“When I first heard there was gonna be a RoboCop remake, I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll see that somewhere down the line. But it’s nothing I’m interested in pursuing myself.’ Then when I heard it was José Padilha that was gonna direct it, I became very interested. José has fought very hard and succeeded in making something that has a point of view, and a political and philosophical perspective.”

Kinnaman also explains why he doesn’t think the film is a total remake:

“It’s a great responsibility. Especially in a world where there’s a lot of remakes being made for cynical economic reasons. But having José as a director washed away those fears. The biggest respect you can pay to the original is to acknowledge it as a very intelligent movie, and try to make something intelligent to follow it up with, and not just replay old catchphrases. We kept one or two as a wink to the fans, but we did not try to remake the movie.”

Robocop will be released on February 12, 2014.

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