Impressive New IMAX Poster for ROBOCOP

     January 22, 2014


Director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop is due out in theaters next month, and while it’s still up in the air whether the redo will be worthwhile or not, at least we can rest assured that it has a pretty neat IMAX poster.  The very red new one-sheet was unveiled today, and it’s an impressive piece of art that plays on director Paul Verhoeven’s original.  For those unfamiliar, the film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a cyborg police officer.  The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city, but things don’t go as planned.

Hit the jump to check out the new poster.  The film also stars Abbie CornishGary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on February 12, 2014.

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.

Via IMP Awards.



  • Blitz

    Love it ! Hope the movie pulls a “Dredd”

    • Jan

      Impossible, it’s PG-13.

      Dredd was a hard R and then some.

      • Steven

        More violence, vulgarity, nudity etc doesn’t mean the film is gonna be better.

        It is possible for a PG 13 movie to be great.

      • Jan

        Not arguing against that. I’m merely saying the RoboCop property can’t be handled with PG-13 gloves. It’s an R franchise; pure and simple.

        I’m sure someone could take (i.e.) The Raid and remake it into a bloodless, PG-13 affair. Doesn’t mean it will be nearly as good.

      • awnuce360

        Hm… So action scenes are more entertaining because of gore and blood? I’ve not really found this to be the case, quite honestly. The action scenes in The Expendables films are a good example of how R-rated doesn’t really mean better. Likewise, Dredd, which, while interesting in many ways, really didn’t have much to offer in terms of exciting action.

        Further, I’m pretty sure this new Robocop wants to be a different kind of horse than the original. It’s claiming to be an “intelligent blockbuster.” Time will tell if this proves true, but I don’t think you can possibly make a coherent argument for why an R-rated Robocop would be necessarily better or worse than a PG-13 Robocop.

      • tertiaryintervention

        You are the worst kind of idiot. The franchise robocop is not the action, but the consequences of the actions. The board room scene, Murphy’s slow murder, Bob Morton’s murder. The coke factory all of Robocop is set up to show you the effect of the action scene. None of that is possible if you can’t show violence for what it is. Padilla is hack and I hope horrible things befall you.

      • Mr. Stix

        Wow, a little touchy about a movie aren’t you.

      • tertiaryintervention

        I am touchy about idiots. And don’t come here with that superior tone. You’re on this site for the same reason everyone else is, your irrational love of film and specific.

        Stupid twat.

      • Mr. Stix

        When did I say I was better than you? I’m not. But you need to chill out about it. Sheesh, telling people you wish bad things on them isn’t right by any means.

        But you seem to just want to be a jerk about it.

      • Lance

        The original movie WAS an “intelligent blockbuster.” One of the most disappointing things about this remake is they’ve gone out of their way to disparage the first film (everything from describing it as a dumb 80s action movie, to trashing the iconic suit) in a cheap attempt to make their knockoff look better in comparison.

        There is no way the remake achieves anything like the brilliant, subversive commentary on American society the original film was — and given that the director of the remake isn’t American, I’m not surprised he can’t see the original’s true genius behind all the gun play and blood squibs. But that doesn’t mean the rest of us should pretend to be fooled.

        All the signs are there — this remake is going to come off as earnest, yet completely by the numbers, in terms of how it handles Murphy’s man-machine dichotomy.

      • Kevgolgo13

        Ummm Lance….The director of the first Robocop was not American. He is Dutch by the name of Paul Verhoeven. He has made movies in the Netherlands and the United States. So that pretty much ends your comment ”
        given that the director of the remake isn’t American, I’m not surprised
        he can’t see the original’s true genius behind all the gun play and
        blood squibs”.

        So why not give this film a try before you bash the director and his take on Robocop?

        Of course the remake could have just copied everything from the original and make the same movie over again, but noooo he had to be different…

      • Lance

        Actually, you have a point in that Verhoeven did not recognize how amazing the script was when he first read it. He threw it down and thought it was rubbish. It was his wife who pointed out what was really going on with it.

        I don’t think the director of the remake had anyone point out what was so great about the first movie to him. He just saw the broader strokes, not the fine details.

        I feel free to criticize the director of the remake now, because the way he has criticized the original makes it clear he doesn’t understand why it is a classic, and that he’s not paving any new ground by trying to make an “intelligent blockbuster.” The first film was exactly that.

      • Mr. Stix

        Especially when the gore and the blood looked like Fruit Juice coming out of the back of a guy.

      • Sten

        And we already had a PG13 RoboCop and it was baaaaaad…

      • Sten

        And we already had a PG13 RoboCop and it was baaaaaad…

      • Albert

        This one’s rested PG-13?! GTFOH…Waiting game for the blu-ray begins

      • Mr. Stix

        Hard R with people bleeding out Red Fruit Juice of Fanta which is what the blood looked like in that movie.

  • Kevin

    That’s an awesome poster. Its like I’m watching it on Virtual Boy!

  • Can You Fly, Bobby

    Who thinks there’s going to be some sort of ballad playing over the credits of the new Robocop movie? It’ll go something like this:

    “The human hand
    provides the human touch
    To the human heart
    That’s where it staaaaarrrtts
    Oh baby…

    The human goal
    Is to connect the human soul
    That’s what we got, baby
    You and me together…

    So unplug from all the craziness
    And embrace your human amazingness
    Cuz it don’t mean a thing
    No it don’t mean a thing without love…

    That’s the human touch…”

    • Stiggs

      No one.

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  • God’s Diamond

    Great poster, best yet for this, but it’s still iffy to me. Just saw a commercial on espn and didn’t float my boat. I like jackie earl haley and gary oldman but this film doesn’t do much for me.

  • name

    It’s funny how people react to reboots and remakes, its as if the new movie will replace the old one. The old one will still exist no matter if this new one sucks or not.

    Also PG13 vs R, Its a re-imagining, nobody would want it to copy the original in every single way, they want a fresh different take on it.

  • tertiaryintervention

    Total Recall Remake Part 2: RoboCop: The Tokyo Drift

  • Redjester

    As much as I hate to say it, this movie is going to bomb big time.

  • mattinacan

    robocop looks great in the silver suit, but when i see his black suit you really can tell how bad this movie is going to be.

    • IWorkForDickJones

      Because as everyone knows, how someone thinks the suit looks determines the quality of the writing, direction, cinematography, acting, and overall pace of the film.

      • mattinacan

        yea all that looks bad too

  • The Flobbit

    Look, I’m all for hope in movies, and thinking the best of movies that haven’t come out yet, but this looks terrible. I love Gary Oldman and Jackie Earle Haley, but this CGI bullshit is really killing me.

    Maybe it can do okay, I don’t know.