Director José Padilha is taking on Joel Kinnaman to be the new face of RoboCop. Yes, the new FACE of RoboCop. Sorta.
Kinnaman talked a bit about the redesigns that Padilha has in mind for RoboCop in this up and coming rehash of the classic film, and the overall gist is that this rendition will be “a lot more human” than Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop.
There’s a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, ‘Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?’ and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way. It’s not a control tower that does everything.
So apparently the film will be drawing from recent neuroscientific research regarding human intelligence. Beyond that, the remake will be using Verhoeven’s original film as a guideline but there will be differences.
It’s a re-imagination of it. There’s a lot of stuff from the original. There are some details and throwbacks, but this version is a much better acting piece, for Alex Murphy and especially when he is RoboCop. It’s much more challenging… [The helmet is] not going to be jaw action. They’re still working on the suit and how it’s going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through. You’re going to see his eyes.
What do you guys think about these changes? Or are y’all just sick and tired of remakes, period?