The reboot for RoboCop has been cirulating around Hollywood for a long time now. Last week we discovered that Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) was in negotiations with MGM to take on the titular role, and now we have confirmation from Deadline that he has indeed bagged the role. Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk was recently set to pen the script for Padilha’s updated RoboCop, and with a lead actor firmly in place it’s safe to assume that they should be headed into production fairly soon.
I haven’t seen The Killing nor anything else Kinnaman has starred in, but I’ve heard very good things about his performances. Stay tuned to UTF for more updates on Jose Padilha’s reboot of the franchise as the story progresses.