Time to celebrate – the first trailer for the upcoming RoboCop remake is waiting for you in the rest of this report! Now it’s actually safe to say: the future is under control! Stop whining about the film, ’cause this looks great (yeah, even that suit!) and as you’re about to (see and) hear, the voice is much like in original movie, so you have nothing to worry about. Click continue & enjoy!
So there you go, just as director Jose Padilha explained a few months ago:
…the environment nowadays is different than the environment in the 80’s and the way to explore the concept is different.
You bet it is! From the voice to that hand moment. After all, they want to remind us that RoboCop is… well, only a human.
Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk stand behind the script which revolves around a fatally wounded cop, played by Kinnaman, who returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him. For those who may have missed it: here are the first set pics with Alex in action.
In case you forgot, in RoboCop, the year is 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology and they want to bring this technology (check out their products to see what we’re talking about!) to the home front.
The rest of the official plot goes like this:
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 utilizes 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…
But, as Padilha revealed, they go a little further with Alex Murphy this time. Read: we get to spend more time with Alex at work as an undercover cop and as a family man.
That’s the question: is he now a property? Is he owned by OmniCorp? He needs to be plugged in, he is dependant. The corporation has made him very powerful but at the same time very vulnerable. There’s continuous interaction with his family after he becomes RoboCop, and that’s not easy when you try to embrace your son and your wife when you just have a robotic body and you can’t feel them. So it’s about how it feels to be a robot as opposed to being a human.
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, RoboCop is set to hit theaters on February 7th, 2014.
So, what do you guys think?