Peter Weller had a pretty remarkable death scene in the beginning of RoboCop, but the truth is that for most of that movie he is pretty faceless. His cyborg helmet had the Batman effect of covering everything but his lower jaw, which, let's be honest, isn't even recognizable on your own best friends. It's not a bad thing, but apparently it is something that's going to change for the remake that is in the works over at MGM.
Joel Kinnaman, who is best known for his role in AMC's The Killing and is set to star in the remake, recently sat down with MTV and told them that the design of the suit is going to be quite different than the last time we saw the character on the big screen. "It's not going to be jaw action," Kinnaman said. "They’re still working on the suit and how it’s going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through. You’re going to see his eyes." In a way it fits in with what science the actor says will be a part of the director José Padilha's philosophy. "There's a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, 'Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?' and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that," he said. "The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way. It's not a control tower that does everything."
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