The first trailer for the 2014 remake of "Robocop" created quite a stir on the Internet when the trailer premiered on Sept. 6, 2013. "Robocop" quickly became the No. 1 search topic on Google that day.
The first "Robocop" movie came out in 1987. At the time, it was a sleeper hit, and the movie is now considered a cult classic. Peter Weller starred in the title role of the scientifically engineered police officer.
In the "Robocop" reboot (which arrives in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Feb. 7, 2014), Joel Kinnaman has the title role. Kinnaman and his "Robocop" co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and "Robcop" remake director Jose Padilha who were at Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego to show sneak-preview footage from the movie and to do interviews.
I was at the Comic-Con International press conference for "Robocop," where Kinnaman had this to say when I asked him about taking on the Robocop character, knowing that he would have to wear a very interesting costume/suit for the role: "Before I got this part, I’d probably seen 'Robocop' like 25 or 30 times. I started rehearsing my Robocop walk way before I even became an actor. So I was pretty well versed in the Robo walk. But the 1987 vision of where robotics would be is very different from 2013 vision of where robotics would be and how a robot would move 15 years into the future. So when I got the suit on, I had some ideas.
"We went for more of a superhuman approach to his movement pattern, but then we added in some more robotic movement to it. But that was something that I was mostly playing around with, and then Jose would look at it and maybe give me a little note, and I’d either take that note or work on something else. Mostly, I’d take his notes."