The Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman opens up about remake failure

Anticipated by fans of the original, the 2014 remake of Robocop, released and directed by Brazilian José Padilha (Elite Squad), disappointed both audiences and Columbia Pictures. The film, which takes the concept of the classic 18th century and reinserts it in a more modern approach, did not have the return the studio expected, being seen as a failure. Now Joel Kinnaman (The Suicide Squad) has opened up about the reasons the project went wrong, also revealing that he even angered the bosses of the studio that produced the film.

On The Playlist, Joel Kinnaman confessed that, being his first big movie, he was retained in his comments during production, simply playing his part:

“It was the first big movie I made. I had to suppress all my instincts for the whole movie. I thought, “Why am I wearing a black suit? It does not mean anything.'”

The actor also said that due to his inexperience he ended up making the bosses of Columbia Pictures very angry with him:

“In the first interview I did for ‘Robocop’, right after my casting, the first question was, ‘So will the film be for adults?’ And I said, ‘Of course that will be for adults! Only an idiot would make a 13-year-old censored Robocop. Cut off the next morning – wake up and have 37 missed calls. “

On why the remake didn’t work, Kinnaman says:

“What I feel is that the whole movie didn’t take into account what fans liked about the original Robocop. You have to pay homage to that. I think the producers, the filmmakers and I don’t really understand how to do things right. I think it’s a very solid movie, it just doesn’t fit the Robocop concept.

Joel Kinnaman in the 2014 version of Robocop: the movie did not please audiences and the footage was shelved

Fortunately, the failure of the film did not have a negative influence on the career of Joel Kinnaman, who will soon reprise his role as Rick Flag in The Suicide Squad. As for Robocop, a new movie is in the early stages of development.

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