Deadline is reporting that Joel Kinnaman has been offered the role of Alex Murphy in the RoboCop reboot.
Jose Padilha’s remake of the 1980s classic will see The Killing actor reprise the character made famous by Peter Weller.
Last year, Padilha told Coming Soon.net how he sees his new movie panning out.
“In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop,” he said. “My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”
Gran Torino writer Nick Schenk was recently brought onto the film ahead of production which will begin this summer.