In a viral campaign likely to expand over the arrival of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, Columbia Pictures and MGM have readied a first look at the robotic ED-209 design from their upcoming reboot of RoboCop.
Jose Padilha‘s upcoming remake will star Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Laurie as the villain and CEO of OmniCorp. The ultra-violent dystopian sci-fi film is set for February 7th, 2014. Obviously, production is set to begin soon.
The video below seems developing ED and RoboCop as set of complimentary technology, rather than competing interests — a bit different from what we saw in the Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic.
Here’s a description from the OmniCorp website:
For a half-century, these words have set the framework upon which OmniCorp has aimed to build a brighter world. We don’t do passive technology. At OmniCorp, our solutions generate a beacon of safety that we shine upon on the dangers of the day. No matter the obstacle – political, cultural, philosophical – we pursue our convictions around the globe to secure peace of mind at home. And when this requires bold new direction, we never allow doubt to shrink our duty. When your quality of life is in the balance, our leadership team will tip the scales.
Our products have elevated your lives. Our people have inspired your future. Our passion will always be at your side.