I think I'm one of the few people actually looking forward to seeing Jose Padilha's Robocop remake. A lot of people were turned off by the suit designs, but I freakin' embraced that shit. I think it looks great, and I'm excited to see it in action!
There's a very cool promotional sizzle reel that been released for the movie featuring some of the films concept art and CG designs, as well as interviews with the Padilha and Joel Kinnaman sharing their thoughts on the movie and the franchise. One of the designs shown looks more like the original suit that we've all come to know and respect. I think it's ok for change though. We don't live in the 80s anymore, and that's a good thing.
The video gives us a great look at the tone and feel this movie is going to have, and if you're still not sold on it, maybe this will help you change your mind. If it doesn't, then just wait for the trailer before you completely write off the movie. If you've seen Padilha's previous movies like the Elite Squad films, then you know he's going to do a great job bringing Robocop back to life.
Watch the video and let us know if it's sparked any kind of excitement in you!
The movie also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams , Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
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.