‘RoboCop’ reboot stays true to original, stars insist

Global News

TORONTO – The ’80s classic RoboCop gets a movie makeover this week with a slew of modern-day visual effects, but the star of the film is still that heavily armoured suit, say two of the reboot’s Canadian co-stars.

The beloved action flick returns Wednesday with Joel Kinnaman in the leading role of Alex Murphy, a critically injured cop who is transformed into a human-robot hybrid by a corporation bent on reinventing law enforcement.

As in the original, the action is set in a futuristic crime-ridden Detroit, with Alex serving as a reluctant prototype for OmniCorp’s profit-driven plans. The movie was primarily shot last year in Toronto and Hamilton, Ont. (In May, an extra action sequence was shot inside the convention centre in Vancouver — where star Joel Kinnaman was working on the TV series The Killing.)

Toronto-bred co-star K.C. Collins says performing opposite a fully encased Kinnaman — who…

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