We’re getting our first look at the trailer for the remake of RoboCop. And upon first viewing, I’m not convinced the movie needed a remade, but when it hits theatres February 7th, 2014, I’m sure I’ll be one of the first in line.
Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) stars as police officer Alex James Murphy, who is transformed into a crime-fighting machine after suffering a critical injury in a car bombing. “We’re going to put a man inside a machine,” OMNICORP’s Raymond Sellars (played by Michael Keaton) tells us.
Director Jose Padilha departs from the 1987 original by having Murphy’s transformation happen while he is still alive (in the original, Murphy is murdered).
The technology that transforms Murphy is supposed to give our crime fighter the “illusion of free will,” but it isn’t long before he figures out how to override the system.
“Dead or alive,” he says echoing a line from the 1987 original, “you’re coming with me.”
What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited RoboCop is being remade or is this a giant disaster? Let us know in the comments.