News, images and on-set videos of the latest Robocop has been spreading like wildfire over the internet. The Part man, part machine, all cop has been rebooted. Besides the obvious driver update and a new OS installation, Robocop has a nifty bike and all new look. Fan reaction to the new suit has been mixed, with some Internet commenters saying he looks more like Iron Man and Christian Bale’s Batman than RoboCop. Reviews of early drafts of the script suggest that our machine hero goes through several upgrades throughout the film. Let’s hope this “black” matte suit gets upgraded to a silver shiny one in the process.
Director: José Padilha
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Michael Kenneth Williams
Released: 9 August 2013
Synopsis: 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.