José Padilha’s ROBOCOP remake trailer has a lot going on – “This is the future of American justice.”

José Padilha’s ROBOCOP remake trailer has a lot going on – “This is the future of American justice.”

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Director José Padilha’s ROBOCOP reboot has met with mixed reactions so far, mostly based on spy photos while they were shooting, and leaving many to wonder what the end result would look and feel like. Let’s face it, ROBOCOP (1987) isn’t a movie that really needs a remake, as the original is still so good and actually holds up quite well. But Hollywood is in the reboot and sequel business right now, so he’s the newest result. Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) is playing Alex Murphy/Robocop in this one, and the supporting cast is pretty stellar, including Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish and more… apparently original ROBOCOP star Miguel Ferrer is in there somewhere playing a different character, though I couldn’t spot him anywhere in the trailer. Check it out below and tell us your thoughts. I have to admit, as much as I adore the original, this looks pretty cool so far.

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.

ROBOCOP opens February 7, 2014

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.