Video: JOE meets RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and director José Padilha
Dead or alive, you're chatting to JOE...
JOE's lawyers have informed us that we must, of course, clarify that we didn't actually threaten Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish or José Padilha into talking with us ahead of the release of this year's re-imagining of RoboCop. You can also check out JOE's exclusive interview with the film's other star talent, none other than Gary Oldman.
The shiny new sci-fi action film, which hits Irish cinemas today, tells the story of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a decent Detroit cop and family man who is left for dead after a criminal's car-bomb leaves him horrifically maimed.
His only hope for survival? To represent the future of US law enforcement by becoming... wait for it... *drum roll*... almost there... you know the name... PolicemanMachine!
DAMMIT. We knew we'd mess that up.
RoboCop. Murphy becomes RoboCop.
Abbie Cornish stars as Mrs. RoboCop alongside living legends Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, while José Padilha is the Brazilian brain behind the entire project.
JOE caught up with Kinnaman to talk about the pressure of taking over the iconic titular role of
PolicemanMachine RoboCop, Padilha to find out his thinking behind rebooting the much-loved RoboCop series, and to the lovely Abbie Cornish about, well, about some YouTube video she wants us to watch about a woman who talks to panthers.
We didn't really get it either.