After much waiting, the trailer for the remake of RoboCop was released. Directed by Jose Padilha, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, who becomes RoboCop, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Michael Keaton as the CEO of OmniCorp.
Also in it are Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, and others.
The trailer has some satire much like the original, most obvious in Keaton’s demand to repaint RoboCop in all black to look “more tactical”. Gotta have good P.R.! But as a fan of the original, I sincerely hope the original colors stick around longer than the “tactical” look.
And speaking of the original, it was a nice touch seeing the original RoboCop as one of the prototypes in one of the scenes.
RoboCop deploys in theaters February 7, 2014.
It’s nice to see the old colors for a bit but move on to the updated look. I like it.