The official trailer for the 'RoboCop' reboot is finally upon us. After months of on-set teasing its great to be able to clap eyes on exactly how this redo will be presented. Redoing any classic cult flick especially from the 80's is more often than not a difficult task indeed and in all honesty I'm still in two minds after seeing the new trailer. It's pretty impressive and all bells and whistles but whether it'll hold up as a standalone feature is another matter. I simply pray it doesn't falter as greatly as the recent 'Total Recall' remake. 'The Killing' star Joel Kinnaman plonks on the metallic helmet this time around and will follow in the footsteps of the original Alex Murphy role filled by the excellent Peter Weller ('Star Trek Into Darkness') back in 1987. Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha ('Elite Squad') directs and the flick will receive a February 2014 release.
The impressive supporting cast for the reboot also stars Gary Oldman ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Michael Keaton ('Beetlejuice'), Samuel L. Jackson ('The Avengers'), Jackie Earle Haley ('A Nightmare on Elm Street'), Jay Baruchel ('The End of the World'), Abbie Cornish ('Sucker Punch'), Michael Kenneth Williams ('Boardwalk Empire') and Marianne Jean-Baptiste ('The Cell').
"In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre 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 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 its 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."
'RoboCop' will open in the US and UK on 7 February 2014.