Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi actioner is fondly remembered for good reason. And that is the reason for raised eyebrows and skepticism about the upcoming reboot, which will star Joel Kinnerman in the lead role of unfortunate police officer, Alex Murphy.
But the actor reckons that director José Padilha is the secret to the reboot's inevitable success. Kinnerman told SFX: "It's a great responsibility. Especially in a world where there's a lot of remakes being made for cynical economic reasons. The biggest respect you can pay to the original is to acknowledge it as a very intelligent movie, and try to make something intelligent to follow it up with, and not just replay old catchphrases. We kept one or two as a wink to the fans, but we did not try to remake the movie."