Full ‘RoboCop’ Trailer Hopes To Give Robots Emotions

RoboCop

Columbia Pictures and MGM’s released the full theatrical trailer for RoboCop, opening February 12, 2014, which gives a little bit of new insight as to why they decide to put a man in a machine. Quite simply, people want human emotions so they can relate to the machine, so they say. Otherwise, the trailer is pretty similar to the last sharing a few new action sequences…

Oh, we also got a sweet new poster too!

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.

  • Dr. Detfink

    The problem with the Cylon god I mean, Robocop “re-imagining” is the contrived, beat us over the head post 9/11 message that you saw in Iron Man 3 with drone technology. The concept that humans don’t want to have to fear by allowing someone else do the dirty work isn’t any thing new. Pretty much, patronizing but it does have the Samuel L. Jackson stamp of approval. Right now, only two directors haven’t been tainted by Sammy: James Cameron and Ridley Scott. So it’s gotta be good right?