Stop Everything: The First ‘Robocop’ Trailer Has Arrived

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Comic nerds and classic action fanboys have been divided all year over whether or not we should be excited for a remake of Robocop. Technology is clearly in a better place than it was for the original, but for one reason or another there is a small percentage of the population who believe no one could ever top what has been done. They’re wrong, or at least it seems that way, because the first trailer for the new Robocop has arrived and it’s pretty damn cool.

Hitting screens nationwide in February 2014, the updated version of Robocop is more a new version of the hero’s story than an outright remake. 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.

The first trailer for Robocop serves as a fitting introduction to everything above, as well as a nice teaser for the ultra high-gloss CGI that will be included throughout. Seeing both the old suit and the new one is a nice touch, but I wonder just how much the classic imagery will be used when the full film sees release. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

Robocop opens nationwide February 7.

James Shotwell

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    Dub step in every action movie trailer now lol…