Joel Kinnaman talks about Robocop remake

Slowly but surely, the buzz for the remake of the sci-fi thriller Robocop is on the up following the recent castings of Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman.

Kinnaman who is playing the role of leading character Alex Murphy/Robocop, discussed more about the remake in an interview with Collider suggesting that while he was against remakes like many other people, he felt the film would benefit from a new retelling.

“I used to be like ‘Why are we doing a remake? What are remakes being done for?’ But then, we do that all the time in the theater. If we weren’t doing remakes, nobody would know who Shakespeare was. I’m not saying that RoboCop is Shakespeare, but it’s a way to… we’re retelling. That’s what we do as human beings. We retell our favourite stories.”

Kinnaman also praised his new co-star Oldman saying it was an honour to work with him and even suggested he should have won Best Actor at the Oscars for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

“I still think it made everybody that voted for the Oscars look bad that they didn’t vote for Gary Oldman, because what he did is so difficult in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I mean, I loved The Artist. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it early before the whole hype of it and I thought that French actor Jean Dujardin did a great job, but he’s more like that guy. I’ve seen him in interviews and he is a bit animated like that character. But Gary Oldman disappears into his character. It’s so subtle.”

The film is due for release in 2013 with shooting set to start in September.

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