With director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop opening in theaters and IMAX on February 12th, the other day I landed an exclusive phone interview with Joel Kinnaman. He talked about working with Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman, the PG-13 rating and why his opinion has changed (I asked about this because before filming began, he expressed to us his reservations about a PG-13 take on RoboCop), director Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, Run All Night, future projects, what he wants to do in 2014, his opinion on casting Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman, and a lot more.
For those unfamiliar, the film takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator. When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer. The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson. Hit the jump for the interview.