RoboCop lead offered to The Killing's Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman, best known for his role in the US version of The Killing , has been offered the lead role in another remake: Jose Padhila's reboot of RoboCop .

Michael Fassbender has been linked to the RoboCop role for some time, although it seems as if he never officially entered talks for the role.

Kinnaman recently signed on to Arthur & Lancelot (playing the latter), and he has previously had small background roles in some fairly big movies ( The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo , Safe House , The Darkest Hour ).

While we haven't quite seen enough of Kinnaman to assess his leading man potential, his name won't exactly be a box office draw.

Without the popularity of a Fassbender-type, it's difficult to know if audiences will accept a remake of an '80s movie that still plays exceptionally well today.

RoboCop (the remake) is currently awaiting a release date, which we expect to find out once a star is locked in place.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.