I fell asleep an hour ago and awoke to the vicious Internet beating of the official teaser one-sheet for Columbia Pictures and MGM’s new RoboCop. Firstly, it’s not even close to as bad as The Conjuring poster, secondly, it’s not that bad. If anything, it’s a lot less menacing than the original 1987 version, also shared below.
As least the trailer was pretty cool – even though Alex Murphy’s death was perplexingly generic and lame – and I do think the various RoboCop armor used looks pretty rad. We’ll see what happens on February 7, 2014. Your move, RoboCop.
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.”
Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel.