New Images from ROBOCOP; New Trailer Premieres on Thursday

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Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop has an incredibly difficult line to walk.  Whereas Paul Verhoeven‘s original gleefully fired off satire and explosive action, Padilha seems to be trying to keep the satire (Samuel L. Jackson‘s Bill O’Reilly-esque pundit) while maintaining a slightly serious tact by commenting on drone warfare and exploring questions of free will.  I don’t know if he’ll be able to pull it off, but I’m curious what we’ll see from a new trailer when it’s released on Thursday.  In the meantime, there are new images showing off Jackson’s character, Pat Novak, as well as Liz Kline (Jennifer Ehle), Maddox (Jackie Earle Haley), and Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman).

Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to come back Thursday when the new trailer is released.  The film also stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, and Michael KeatonRoboCop opens on February 12, 2014.

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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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  • Norrtron

    I’m very doubtful about the success of this movie, and judging by the February release date, so is MGM. Wish we could have gotten the Arronofsky Robocop a few years ago instead.

  • Norrtron

    I’m very doubtful about the success of this movie, and judging by the February release date, so is MGM. Wish we could have gotten the Arronofsky Robocop a few years ago instead.

  • Hari

    The trailer was playing in front of “The Counselor” this weekend.

    • Old Man Spence

      Which trailer? The one that was already released or the new one?

  • Hari

    The trailer was playing in front of “The Counselor” this weekend.

  • Kevin

    Lol, that hair.

  • Kevin

    Lol, that hair.

  • Kevin

    Lol, that hair.

  • tertiaryintervention

    Boooooooooooooo.

  • Joe

    “I don’t know if he’ll be able to pull it off”.

    I think he won’t

  • Eric Johnson

    Oh, so Jackson is playing an intelligent, say it like it is journalist? Good, no hippie-liberal propaganda in this film. Rigggghhht….

  • ZAR

    Why? Why call it “RoboCop”? Give it another name, make it more like an “homage” – or even a parody (more?) – and everything will be (more or less) ok. But remaking AND comparing *this* to Verhoeven’s RoboCop? You gotta be kidding me! Get lost!

  • pinkincide

    It’s so stupid to remake movies that got it right the first time. There’s no where to go but down. Total Recall and Willy Wonka for example.

    • 12345

      Or Ben Hur. I mean, that movie got 11 Oscars. What are they thinking? How are they going to surpass that? And especially with nobody-director like Timur Bekmambetov.
      Not to mention that today’s CGI can’t really compete with the actual massive productions of 1950s.
      MGM used to be great, but nowadays is just a sorry shell of its former self. Remaking movies that don’t need remakes…

  • Travis Gowen

    When you take a deserving R rated movie and turn it into what I can only predict will be a prototype PG-13 action movie, you get what you deserve.

    This movie will be nothing more than a RedBox rental just so I can give them a slight chance to prove me wrong.

  • The Flobbit

    These guys are cheeky. These 4 actors are the ONLY reasons I would watch Robocop, and they know it. Haley and Oldman are the big draws for me, being some of the most versatile and brilliant actors around.

    I get the feeling these actors are being pushed in front of the main actors, because after all, these guys are the better actors…

  • mattinacan

    this is going to be absolutely horrid

  • mattinacan

    this is going to be absolutely horrid

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