I've been gradually coming around to the idea of this particular reboot. The calibre of actors the project has managed to attract must be down to the quality of the script and the early viral video was fantastic. And c'mon, let's face it - though the original was a classic and its Frank Miller scripted sequel good silly fun, everything that has come since has been dire. The franchise could actually use a reboot. But after seeing this... colour me concerned. Check out this first set pic of your new Robocop...
Doesn't he look more like a BIG BAD BEETLEBORG than good ol' Robo? We're sure it'll impact more once we see him in action, complete with added "whirrrs" and "vzzhers", but right now we're still more than a little shocked how un-RoboCop-y it actually looks. You can't tell from the above, but that visor is also see-thru too, allowing us to see Alex Murphy's eyes. Another odd choice. Sure hope Jose Padilha knows what he's doing. Bring on the trailer!
'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 José 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.
RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.'
Viral Teaser #1
ROBOCOP opens in UK cinemas August 9th 2013.
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