There are a lot of fans out there that are genuinely worried about the new RoboCop remake, and you can’t blame them for that. No fan likes it when their precious film is getting brought through the remake blender, but lead actor Joel Kinnaman is here to try and calm down those worried voices.

So what is it about the new RoboCop that will get butts into seats next year? Well there’s the trailer for one, but Joel wants to let us know that there’s quite a cool director behind this picture that folks should really be excited for:

“When I first heard there was gonna be a RoboCop remake, I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll see that somewhere down the line. But it’s nothing I’m interested in pursuing myself.’ Then when I heard it was José Padilha that was gonna direct it, I became very interested. José has fought very hard and succeeded in making something that has a point of view, and a political and philosophical perspective.”

At the same time that’s not enough to convince fans to favor the new RoboCop remake. We’ll just have to see it for ourselves a couple of months from now. Kinnaman tries to at least calm down fans and not be so narrow minded about this movie just because it’s a remake:

“It’s a great responsibility. Especially in a world where there’s a lot of remakes being made for cynical economic reasons. But having José as a director washed away those fears. The biggest respect you can pay to the original is to acknowledge it as a very intelligent movie, and try to make something intelligent to follow it up with, and not just replay old catchphrases. We kept one or two as a wink to the fans, but we did not try to remake the movie.”

RoboCop comes out in theaters everywhere on February 12th in regular and IMAX theaters.

Will you give the RoboCop remake a try?

Source: Coming Soon!