Joel Kinnaman's initial hesitations about RoboCop
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 February 2014
Joel Kinnaman had initial concerns about being part of the 'RoboCop' re-make and didn't think it was "right" for him when he first entered talks for his role
Joel Kinnaman initially didn't want to be in 'RoboCop'.
The 34-year-old actor - who plays cop Alex Murphy who is turned into a cyborg law enforcement officer in the movie - admits there is an expectation which comes with being part of a re-make of a film and didn't think the forthcoming film was "right" for him when he first entered talks for his role.
He explained: "There's always this hesitation when you're doing a re-make of a beloved movie, and I felt exactly the same way. When I was first approached by my agents and they told me there was going to be a re-make of 'RoboCop' I told them I didn't think that was right for me. I actually told them I'll see it in the theatres and it's not for me."
Kinnaman insists he was a fan of director Jose Padilha's previous work and was drawn to the film because of the filmmaker's concept of the story of 'RoboCop'.
He told collider.com: "Then they told me Jose Padilha's was going to do this movie ... I consider him one of the most interesting directors in the world. His films always have a strong social and political point of view. And he has got a poetic and gritty visual style and the acting is always top-notch. When I found out he was going to do this re-make I knew that there was going to be an interesting idea behind it.
"Honestly, I was amazed that he knew who I was and was honoured that he wanted to sit down with me, so of course I did.
"When he told me the story he wanted to tell by using the concept of 'RoboCop' I was blown away."