Joel Kinnaman Talks RoboCop
Joel Kinnaman "sat" down to chat with our friends over at Collider, about his up coming film Robocop. The Paul Verhoeven remake is rated PG-13 while the orgnal was rated R. Kinnaman explained to Collider why that is. Here's an excerpt:
"I hadn’t gone into depth with it, and I didn’t really know that The Dark Knight was PG-13 as well, I didn’t know what you could get away with with PG-13. You know I haven’t been in the States that long, I haven’t done that many films on the US market. It was the first thing that popped out of my mind, but after seeing what we got away with with PG-13 that battle became quite irrelevant. And the original RoboCop by Verhoeven, he has a very specific idea when it comes to violence and how you portray violence. I mean, he grew up in the whirlpool of WWII and was very affected by that, and he had this idea that when you treat violence way over the top it becomes comedic.
The original RoboCop was X-rated and then they had to cut it down so it became R-rated and Verhoeven claimed that actually made the movie more violent, because it’s what you don’t see that actually scares you. And the violence of the of the original RoboCop was so much aligned with Verhoeven’s cinematic tone and his comedic tone, and our film is carrying Jose’s tone which he’s a completely different filmmaker, so the violence that we have in our movie completely makes sense in terms of who Jose is."
Actually I am looking forward to this remake. I am curious as to what the level of violence will be in the remake. Since they think the original had too much. ( Source: Collider.com
). The film is set to be released February 7, 2014 and is starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Douglas Urbanski and Abbie Cornis