StudioCanal have sent us a brand new featurette for director Josť Padilha's upcoming film RoboCop (2014), starring Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, and Michael Keaton. The film is set to open in theaters across the United Kingdom on February 7th.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 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 (Kinnaman) 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.
I am a HUGE RoboCop fan and I have to say despite the great cast I am very apprehensive about this remake. Considering the disastrous Total Recall and Red Dawn remakes , I worry about this. The black suit and the bare hand are wince worthy but I will try to go in with an open mind when I see it next week and be positive from the get go. I just don't think we need this. Has Hollywood truly run out of ideas that we are remaking our great 80's films? What will be next I wonder? Back to the Future remake with Justin Bieber as Marty and Anthony Hopkins as Doc?
I agree with the bakntim and sopranogl. With very very few exceptions remakes/reboots are never as good as the originals. With the originals, the idea was fresh/different/exciting, you name it. With the remakes the writers have to change something and usually they stupidly choose to change the most iconic element or elements of the original just to be able to say that their work is different.
I'd also give a vote to limiting a franchise to two sequels. By the time the third is done, the concept, even the most imaginative, has usually been milked dry of anything original. The actors are left with the same script and stereotyped characters with no room to grow.
I think this looks freaking great!!! And I adore Verohoven's original I think the remake could still be very relevant honestly. Plus it doesn't hurt that I got movie cash toward an admission for the remake when I bought the amazing 4k remastered edition of the original movie lol xD