We all had the same reaction when Robocop was announced for the remake treatment, but now that the first trailer is here, we’re all in conflict. The thing is, it actually looks pretty good. Directed by Jose Padilha, and written by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, it stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) 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.
Robocop is released on 7 February 2014 from Sony.