The actor is intent on returning for the DC Extended Universe film.
Though 'Suicide Squad' wasn't quite the critical darling Warner Bros. Pictures would have been hoping for upon its release in 2016, the film was still hugely successful with the cinema-going public, with the movie company confident enough in the franchise to order a second film in the series.
Joel Kinnaman wants to return as Rick Flagg in 'Suicide Squad 2'
Bringing some of DC Comics' most recognisable villains to the big screen - such as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot and Amanda Waller - the film allowed the aptly-named 'Suicide Squad' aka Task Force X to take over movie theatres for the first time ever.
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DC Comics' villains team up for an overcrowded action movie that never quite finds its tone. Writer-director David Ayer takes a serious approach to an absurd premise, while the actors inject sparks of bitter humour. But with a thin plot and characters that are only superficially developed, the film struggles to grab hold of the audience. At least there's plenty of whizzy action mayhem.
With everyone worried that the next Superman might turn out to be a terrorist, government agent Amanda (Viola Davis) has a crazy idea to turn the most violent criminals in prison into an elite black ops team. These include gruff marksman Deadshot (Will Smith), mentally unstable sexpot Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), archaeologist-turned-enchantress June (Cara Delevingne), Aussie killer Boomerang (Courtney), fire-maker Diablo (Jay Hernandez), swordswoman Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and man-monster Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Each of these psychos has a personal weakness Amanda and team leader Rick (Joel Kinnaman) plan to leverage to keep them under control. Meanwhile, Harley's main squeeze Joker (Jared Leto) is trying to help her escape. Oh, and a meta-human wants to decimate humanity.
Ayer introduces each character with his or her own mini-montage, including snippets of back-story and cameos from the likes of Batman (Ben Affleck). These flashbacks continue throughout the movie, stirring emotion into various characters' decision-making processes. But that's about it as far as depth goes, and the script never imagines anything more original than pining after a lost love, missing a child or feeling guilty about past mistakes. While this adds a bit of interest, it never generates any proper connections, either between the characters or with the audience.
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When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be your only option. Amanda Waller is the leader of a task force who keeps on losing members of her team, she comes up with an idea to form a specialised task force formed with some of the most dangerous criminals that are currently in jail.
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Rick is one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood but after the death of his brother he finds himself becoming absorbed into a world of parties, drinking and excess. Parties are part of the norm for Rick but after the loss of his brother he finds himself evaluating his life and what it all means.
Spiralling uncontrollably his only real solace comes from short lived relationships with women, but each relationship actually brings Rick a little closer to the closure he seeks.
Knight Of Cups is the new film from Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life & The Thin Red Line)
Jimmy Conlon is a former hit man for the mob whose life of crime have left many mental scars. His best friend is the mob boss Shawn Maguire, but things get complicated for their relationship when Conlon's son Mike finds himself being hunted down by Maguire's own boy Danny. In a bid to defend his son, Jimmy arrives on the scene and shoots Danny dead. Jimmy knows the drill and after a meeting with Shawn realises he must do everything within his power to keep Mike from being killed by the rest of the gang, as he and his family are targeted once again. Jimmy is forced to kill old friends as he takes on the most dangerous task of his life, in taking care of the family he has led to death. Meanwhile, he's on the run from a police officer desperate to put him behind bars for his past crimes.
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Detectives Linden and Holder fall on desperate times in the final season of "The Killing"
Four seasons in, Netflix’s The Killing is getting the axe in 2015. Judging from the first trailer for the final season though, the show is going out with a bang, or in The Killing terms, the biggest mystery Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) have faced so far. Watch the trailer, complete with moody music and gray-ish filter.
Joel Kinnaman returns to The Killing, after an unsuccessful turn in the rebooted RoboCop.
The trailer picks up some time after the events of season three, with Linden and Holder doing some damage control after their rash actions. But there’s no time to dwell on the past, as the detectives are assigned a new case. All the members of a seemingly perfect family are murdered, except for the son, Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), who was shot in the head during the massacre. This is the only synopsis offered by Netflix, via RTE.
'Robocop', released in the US yesterday (12th January), has been described as lacking in the violent and cutting satire of the original. Where reviewers have praised the film, they felt the character of Robocop (and his alter ego) has been made more sympathetic.
Robocop has failed to impress critics following its release in the US yesterday (12th January). Reviews have primarily focussed on comparisons between the original 1987 version of the film.
Joel Kinnaman stars as Robocop.
In this version, it's 2028 and police officer Alex Murphy is injured serving the people of Detroit, robot technology company OmniCorp step in and transform him into, well, a half robot, half human cop. Unfortunately the film's title is not the only thing which hasn't improved since the 1987 original.
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Some of it works, a lot of it doesn't. Either way, you'd be better off sticking with the original.
So far, despite a rather touching performance by Gary Oldman, a suitably repulsive turn as the villain by Michael Keaton and, of course, the ever impressive Samuel L. Jackson, critics seem to agree that, for the most part, RoboCop fails to provide anything new. Sure, the human-robot morph is now black and he also drives a motorcycle, but other than that, director Jose Padilha has stuck to a somewhat confused and chaotic version of the original. In the age of CGI, Transformers, Avatar and The Avengers, reviewers seem to agree that RoboCop simply fails to hold moviegoers’ shrinking attention spans. It’s a retelling of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – one of the few honest cops left in Detroit gets nearly killed and is then given a robotic second life by a well meaning scientist (Gary Oldman) and a morally bankrupt corporate magnate, who made his millions in robotics. This version also gives Murphy a full backstory – a great life in the suburbs, loving wife and son – which most critics agree detracts from the original’s impact.
Where RoboCop works, it's the performances, not the story, that do it.
The LA Times’ Betsy Sharkey sums it up thusly: “The re-imagined crime, action, sci-fi thriller isn't going for the biting satire of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original, or its extreme violence. The sci-fi side hasn't evolved much. And the thrill? Well, most of the thrill is gone.”
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The 1980 is a rich source of material for modern day Hollywood.
We've already had new versions of Footloose, The Karate Kid and Red Dawn, and the craze for remaking iconic 1980s movies seems destined to continue. This week sees the release of a RoboCop remake with a high-powered cast including Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L Jackson. Read our review of RoboCop now.
Joel Kinnanman as RoboCop in the Remake
It's also the English-language debut of acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), who brings a gritty edge to the film even if it has been toned down to get a PG-13 rating (the 1987 original was a hard R). Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman stars as Detective Murphy, who blurs the lines between man and machine. Like the original version, Padilha says he was interested in the story because of how it explores the "philosophical idea that for violence to become extreme there has to be a dehumanising process".
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Netflix give another lease of life to the American crime drama.
US crime drama The Killing has experienced a rocky three seasons having been cancelled twice. However, the dark Seattle series now seems to have found favor with online streaming service Netflix which has commissioned a fourth season.
Mireille Enos Will Return One More Time As Sarah Linden.
Six new episodes of The Killing will be shown exclusively on Netflix next year and will apparently lead up to the fitting send off the show deserves. "The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden (Enos) and Stephen Holder (Kinnaman) a proper send off," said Netflix's VP of original content for Netflix, Cindy Holland.
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Fans are getting one last chance to say goodbye to their favorite characters.
The Killing had a shaky three-season run, but now Netflix is reviving the police drama for two more final (really this time) seasons. The series, focusing on a team of two Seattle homicide detectives, ran for two seasons on AMC, until it was cancelled due to low ratings. It was then brought back for another season, which was thought to be the last. But then again, with this series you can never know.
The beautiful Mireille Enos will return for one final season as detective Sarah Linden.
No more Killing for AMC fans, but you can just watch True Detectives on HBO instead, right?
In twenty-five years, The Killing will be viewed a cult hit; not appreciated in its time – the generation of television fanatics - and people will snigger yet adore its few shortcomings. Currently, though, fans who were angered by the lack of closure in season 2 might be pleased to see the back of it as AMC have put a stop to season four, seemingly forever.
Joel Kinnaman plays Detective Stephen Holder in The Killing.
The dark crime drama has already survived a near death experience once, having come back for a third season after it was announced it had been cancelled. But this time, it feels different. "We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of 'The Killing,'” said a statement from the network. "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched. (L.A Times)
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The decision to resurrect 'RoboCop' was met with groans, but the first trailer for the film actually makes the latest unnecessary reboot from Hollywood look pretty damn good
Joel Kinnaman will star as Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the upcoming reboot of cult 80's action movie RoboCop. This, like sop many other recent reboots, was a film that few people wanted or expected to be any good, however if the first official trailer for the film is anything to go by, then the naysayers may be proved wrong after all because from the look of the 2 and a half minute clip, the film doesn't look half bad.
Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy/RoboCop
With established stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman featuring in the film, there is a presence of experience that is comforting to see for fans of the original film, and the action sequences that are teased look pretty decent too. On top of this, the glimpses of the storyline make it look as though the writers have given their own take on the original source material, rather than just rip off the 1987 classic.
The new 'Robocop' trailer creates nostalgia as the Cyborg law enforcer is back better than ever, to restore the justice system!
The Robocop reboot trailer has just hit the web and the revised, futuristic action film has already indicated differences from the original 1987 film. Joel Kinnaman stars as police officer Alex James Murphy, who eventually becomes 'Robocop'.
Joel Kinnaman stars as the new 'Robocop'
The year is in the not too distant future, 2028, and the USA have decided to 'upgrade' their justice system with a crime fighting cyborg, half human/half robot. The law abiding citizens of Detroit will see a new addition to the police force as 'Robocop' pursues justice for the crime ridden city.
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The 'RoboCop' reboot retains elements of the classic original.
The first trailer for José Padilha's RoboCop reboot has rolled out online, giving fans the first look at how the Brazilian director plans to reinvent Paul Verhoeven's 1987 cult sci-fi action film.
The movie follows Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - who is critically injured in the line of duty, giving the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp their chance to create a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Of course, the original movie was more than just a man in an aluminium suit shooting at things - it featured a political undercurrent as well as dark humor, intense action and over-the-top gore. It also earned two Oscar nominations.
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It has taken a few years for this Swedish crime thriller to break out internationally. In fact, two sequels have already been made. Despite the rather standard plot and characters, this is stylish, punchy filmmaking. Leading man Joel Kinnaman is now a global star thanks to The Killing, and he's about to play RoboCop in a remake.
Kinnaman plays JW, a poor but smart guy who reinvents himself at university as someone who's posh and well-connected. But a sexy new girlfriend (Henni) has no idea that he has actually made his cash working for a local Arab gangster (Suvakci). When word emerges that Latino drug dealer Jorge (Varela) has escaped from prison, JW is sent to make a deal with him in exchange for his contact list. But a rival Serbian thug (Cukic) also wants to get his hands on Jorge, so he sends his muscled goon Mrado (Mrsic). And as the two gangs become locked in a battle, JW, Mrado and Jorge realise that they're just pawns in a bigger war.
The film centres on these three lower-level tough guys, adding one personal detail to each: JW deceiving his girlfriend and her family, Mrado suddenly having to take responsibility for his 8-year-old daughter (Stojanov), Jorge trying to help his pregnant sister (Whittembury). These details help add a personal level to the violent action, but all three of the female characters are thinly defined stereotypes, so the emotional connections never quite ring true. Much more interesting is the male bonding between these three men who don't remotely trust each other.
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In a twist of fate, The Killing got a third chance at success.
If you’ve never seen The Killing, you wouldn’t be the only one. The AMC drama has had its spotlight stolen in previous years by bigger projects. The project had potential, but was dumped for bigger fish (Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead are all crowd-pleasers.) As if by miracle (or with the help of the network gods) The Killing has gotten a renewal for this season and, under new management, the show has a good chance killing it, pun intended.
Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) are back, but it's 15 months after the Rosie Larsen murder case was resolved, but they have brand new cases on their capable hands – starting with a Seattle-based serial killer with a penchant for homeless teenagers. It sounds like dark stuff, but that’s usually AMC’s domain. The Killing has definitely gotten a mixed bag over its brief lifespan.
After falling ratings during its second season (a 27% drop is usually something that gets the networks nervous. It was fairly certain that AMC would drop the series, according to USA Today, but the show's producer, Fox Television Studios, immediately said it would look into ways to continue the The Killing, perhaps on a different network. But then Netflix rode in on a white horse, as it has often done of late, and saved the production – in exchange for a lot of benefits, including exclusivity in some foreign markets. And that is how a cult show gets pulled out of the drain in the last second. The Killing's third season premieres this Sunday on AMC.
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The popular American remake of the Scandinavian crime drama, The Killing has been given another season on AMC, E! report. Season three will begin production on Feb. 25 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be 13 episodes, with starsMireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman returning
"I couldn't be happier to know that I will be returning to work with AMC, FTVS, and Mireille and Joel on what is and has always been a passion project for me," executive producer Veena Sud Sud said in a statement. "To the fans that have supported the series, thank you for doing so. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best story that we can for season three." The Scandinavian brand of crime-drama added a kind of dark class to the tired genre, with shows like Wallander and The Bridge sitting alongside The Killing as stellar examples. Given their success, remakes were always on the cards, and America's of The Killing has been a surprising success.
"The Killing from day one has been a truly original take on the crime drama. Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative team are hard at work shaping the lives of Linden and Holder, portrayed by the terrific Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman," AMC's president Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We're so pleased to welcome back 'The Killing' for another season."
Matt Weston is a young CIA agent who, for the past year, has been bored by his inactive post in Cape Town. Matt is a "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, a loyal company man who is waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. That opportunity seems to present itself when Matt's new 'guest' proves to be the most dangerous man he's ever met.
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Sean (Hirsch) has accompanied his pal Ben (Minghella) to Moscow for a work pitch that immediately goes awry. Drowning their sorrows in a hip bar, they meet hot tourists Natalie and Anne (Thirlby and Taylor). But a citywide blackout signals the arrival of alien creatures that aren't much more than pulses of light and energy. And they're intent on obliterating humans. So these four young people start an odyssey of survival, meeting a variety of colourful characters along the way.
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Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist for Sweden's 'Millenium' magazine, a monthly publication that has a decent amount of readers. After publishing a shocking expos' on a billionaire businessman, he is sued for libel but loses the highly publicised case and is sentenced to three months in prison.
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