The trailer for José Padilha's Robocop remake has been released. Based on the 1987's classic of the same name, the film stars Joel Kinnamen (Safe House) as police officer Alex Murphy who gets blown up by baddies, and is resurrected to become the crime-fighting cyborg, Robocop.
Here is the synopsis:
In "RoboCop," the year is 2029 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 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.
The trailer appears to take a slightly different approach from the previous film. For example, Murphy's wife (Abbie Cornish) appears to have a bigger role in the story as she is fully aware of her husband's transformation, unlike the first film where the wife only appeared as a flashback. Robocop, here, also appears to be noticeably more human than robot, unlike the original's title character who was constantly struggling with his dual nature. His memory also appears to be fairly intact in this one.
Paul Verhoeven's version was noticeably grittier and uglier, often showing the dark, cold, and violent nature of man. The film also took elements of classic sci-fi like Metropolis and perhaps even The Day The Earth Stood Still (if you consider Gort as something like a robotic cop) This version, however, with its sleek, shiny look, appears to mostly borrow elements from modern sci-fi and video games (Metal Gear Solid perhaps?). Unlike the previous film where technology had a negative connotation (it made people colder and it often broke down), the futuristic elements in this film appear slightly more idealized.
Robocop stars Joel Kinnamen, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film opens to audiences on February 7th of next year.