First Clip for ROBOCOP Puts Joel Kinnaman to the Test

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The first clip from José Padilha’s RoboCop is now online.  The action sequence puts title star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) through his paces in the new robo-suit, one that’s quite a bit more mobile than the one found in the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic.  Kinnaman’s Alex Murphy takes the suit through a training sequence in which he has to blast his way out of a veritable shooting gallery.  It doesn’t look all that bad, but the terrible music track playing over the whole scene is more than a little bit distracting.

The film also stars Gary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens February 12, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.

Check out the first clip from RoboCop below (via IGN):

Here’s the official synopsis for RoboCop:

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.

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