This isn’t the RoboCop you remember. Paul Verhoeven’s film was a mix of over-the-top violence and a satire of the American culture, and while some may be hesitant about José Padilha‘s vision of the film, a new trailer for the remake could change your mind.
The new trailer for the film has premiered online, and it looks to smooth over some of the lingering rough edges that were left behind by the first trailer, which was more concerned about the violence than paying homage to the original.
Watch the new trailer here below.
In this new trailer we start to see what Padilha was talking about at Comic-Con. We see Samuel L. Jackson play Pat Novak, a news commentator who looks like he drew his inspiration from Bill O’Reilly, try to rally the public to stop being so “robo-phobic’ and support the use of robots. Scenes of the failed robot patrol in the Middle East are shown, Michael Keaton epiphany of putting a consciousness into a robotic being, and the very cool Robocop test run. While most remakes haven’t turned out as well as some studios would have hoped, RoboCop seems to have the potential to break that mold.
Written by Nick Schenk,Joshua Zetumer, and James Vanderbilt, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earl Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Samuel L. Jackson. The film opens in theaters on February 12, 2014.
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.