The 2014 ROBOCOP remake gets a new UK theatrical trailer – new scenes, more character

The 2014 ROBOCOP remake gets a new UK theatrical trailer – new scenes, more character


StudioCanal, who distributes films in the UK, has released a new International trailer for director José Padilha’s 2014 ROBOCOP reboot, a film that has become the subject of much nerd debate, with most saying it’s almost the highest form of sacrilege to remake such a beloved classic… I guess those same folks forgot about the two somewhat lackluster sequels. I loved the original film, LOVED it, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. That said, while it remains ahead of its time and in many ways a timeless classic, I understand Hollywood is officially out of original ideas… so here’s the newest inevitable 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. If you disagree sound off in the comments.

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 for UK audiences, and in the U.S. on February 12, 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, 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 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.