By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Joel Kinnaman has been cast in the title role of the upcoming RoboCop reboot from MGM.

Kinnaman will play Officer Alex Murphy, a cop who is rebuilt as a cyborg after nearly dying in the line of duty. The role was played by Peter Weller in the original 1987 film.

Kinnaman has previously appeared in the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Darkest Hour, and the AMC original series The Killing.

RoboCop was released on July 17, 1987. Made on a $13 million budget, it took in over $53 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels. The remake is scheduled for released in 2013.