The second trailer for the Robocop reboot has been released and I’m liking what I see so far. Judging by the trailers, the movie seems like it’ll have much the same feel as the original, but with the obvious updates one would expect after so many years. There’s even hints this film will retain some of the wicked humor that made the first one so much fun.
Are you digging that Cylon vibe Robocop’s got going with his helmet or is it too derivative of BSG for you?
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Robocop opens Feburary 12, 2014 and has an impressive cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earl Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Samuel L. Jackson.