science fiction action film directed by José Padilha . It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and a reboot of theRoboCopfilm series , making it the fourth installment of the franchise.The film stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role .
Darren Aronofsky and David Self were originally assigned to direct and write the film, respectively, for a tentative 2010 release. The film was delayed numerous times, and Padilha signed on in 2011. In March 2012, MGM announced an August 2013 release, but that was then changed to February 2014. The principal characters were cast from March to July 2012. Principal photography began in September 2012 in Torontoand Vancouver ,with additional locations in Hamilton , and Detroit in the United States.