Joel Kinnaman to star in `RoboCop` remake

Los ngeles: Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, who also starred in `The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo`, is in talks to play the titular character in `RoboCop` remake.

Before Kinnaman`s name emerged as the new frontliner, it was long-rumoured that actor Michael Fassbender was eyed to star as the cyborg police, reported Ace Showbiz.

"RoboCop" was first introduced to Hollywood by director Paul Verhoeven in 1987. The story follows a cop who is brought back from the brink of death in the form of a cyborg with no memories of his prior life. The upcoming reboot will be written by Josh Zetumer.

Director Jose Padilha said that he will include plenty of aggressive satire in the forthcoming movie.

"The satire element of `RoboCop` is, I think, needed today.

That kind of social, aggressive satire I haven`t seen done well in movies lately," said the Brazilian filmmaker.

"And it`s almost like the politics and violence in the world is asking for this: `Someone please make some satire now!` So we`re going to keep that edge," he added.