added: Mon, Jul 9th '12
It seems at the moment Hollywood has fallen in love with the idea of remaking director Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi films. For instance this summer, "Total Recall," an updated version of Verhoeven's Mars-set thriller, sees Colin Farrell in the shoes once worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger, while moviegoers will soon experience a brand-new "Robocop" movie starring Joel Kinnaman (from AMC's TV series 'The Killing') as Alex Murphy, a fatally wounded police officer who returns to the force as a highly-advanced cyborg.
However, if you're dying to see some footage from that futuristic cop redo -- this viral video released by Sony's marketing team will have to do for now.
Packaged as a promotional commercial from OmniCorp, the clip features a slew of gadgets and products manufactured by the fictional company. This also includes the infamous ED-209 battlefield robot, which in the Verhoeven's original was the "glitchy" earlier model to Robocop and had to be pulled from production due to an unfortunate hiccup involving an accidental shooting of an executive board member. ("Dick, I'm very disappointed.")
A promo website has been launched as well, omnicorp.com -- we assume more information about the movie will be released in the days ahead as San Diego's Comic Con is about to open later in the week.
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.
directed by Jose Padilha
starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish
release date February 12, 2014