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The all-new Robocop has its global launch in London

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 01:45

Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman explains at the world premiere of the new Robocop in London why it's time for the sci-fi hero to return. Rollo Ross reports.

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"Robocop" - the part-robot part-policeman brought to life in the now classic 1987 Paul Verhoeven movie - has been given an update. The sci-fi tale follows the genesis of the first human cybernetic law enforcer. However, soon his humanity returns and he seeks revenge against the people and the corporation who turned him into a killing machine. This time, the strong chin in the mask belongs to Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. He turned out for the world premiere in London with the rest of the cast, including Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who plays his onscreen wife. SOUNDBITE: Robocop actor Joel Kinnaman, saying (English): "The 1987 film, it was futuristic fantasy of how things could be way off in the future but now 2013, 2014 we're... it's not so much science fiction anymore, it's pretty much science." SOUNDBITE: Robocop actress, Abbie Cornish, saying (English): "If you research what's going on in regards to technology and drones and robotic limbs and development of medical as well as the military, you'll find it's incredibly relevant." The new version is directed by Jose Padilha and co-stars Gary Oldman, as the scientist who creates Robocop's superpowered suit. But that suit wasn't quite as user-friendly as it is in the movie. SOUNDBITE Robocop actor, Joel Kinnaman, saying (English): "It was tough to wear the suit and everything every day but that then became an integral part of the characterisation of the guy and the vulnerability that he also has even though he's got this powerful body. So it was a lot of fun but it was hard work - it was five hard months." (Reporter: What were the downfalls? Toilet breaks?) "No toilet breaks. I'd just go and clean it up after." "Robocop" begins its international rollout in cinemas from February 6th.

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The all-new Robocop has its global launch in London

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 01:45