I have to admit that the upcoming Robocop reboot DOES look pretty cool. It’s not something that I’m having anything but extremely low expectations for, but it seems that director, Jose Padilha, seems to have the right tone and action for the film. One thing that I’m not sold on is that Joel Kinnaman seems to be trying a horrible impersonation of Peter Weller and I just can’t get behind it. Regardless, the international trailer and photos below make it at least look like it has potential!
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 stars: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. The film opens February 7, 2014.