Jesus Christ. Is nothing sacred anymore? RoboCop is indeed the latest classic to be rehashed for a new generation. I recently watched the original RoboCop movie for the first time in years and I'd fogotten how good it was. The second one was very... meh, and the third one was pure shite. Joel Kinneman has been confirmed to take the lead role and I've never heard of him. He was in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Killing among other things I've not seen. I hope he keeps the helmet on. I don't see how they can top the epic opening scene of the first film where Peter Weller gets well and truly shot to pieces and I also can't see this one being an 18. I reckon they'll tone the violence down to allow more people to pay to see the film which is always a bum move in my opinion. Do I think it will be as good as the original? Don't be ridiculous of course I don't. Will I go and see it in the cinema? Don't be ridiculous of course I will, if only out of morbid curiosity. They plan to begin filming next month and are aiming for an August 2013 release. Directed by Jose Padilha... me neither.