New Trailer and Poster for ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson

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MGM and Sony have just released the new trailer and poster for Jose Padilha‘s remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s RoboCopThe 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 that the company hopes to put in every city around the country, but obviously things don’t go as planned.  For me, this trailer is not a good sign.  None of the action looks particularly interesting and the few laugh lines (“Robophobic”, “Good Cop/RoboCop”) land with a thud.  I think we could be looking at a movie that’s just as pointless as the remake of Verhoeven’s Total Recall.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

Via Sony Pictures.

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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  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    I’m Stil very skeptical of this project, but I liked this trailer more than the first.

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  • Mars

    This director doesn’t know what he’s doing. You can cut the trailer faster and add in a hundred blaring horns and impact noises, but it can’t hide the fact this isn’t a compelling story, even with all the obvious ham-handed political commentary.

    • enderandrew

      The original was a compelling story. How do we know this won’t have a compelling story?

      • JBug

        The original wasn’t that great. Has anyone seen it recently? It doesn’t hold up. Its creepy vibe doesn’t fit its genre. I think it deserves a remake, but it should have happened 10 years ago.

        Considering the robot action movies they come out with now (Transformers, Pacific Rim and even Ironman), this will be underwhelming. The original Robocop was before its time, but the reboot is way past its time.

      • Brolo

        I totally agree. The original felt like a sci-fi horror film at some points. This is very typical of the 80s and 90s. If you go back and watch it, it’s very noticable. The idea was groundbreaking. Watching a guy have a gun holster popping out of hit lef was totally badass. The problem is we’ve seen so much since then. Between Ironman, which in execution is way better than Robocop can be (he flies and is piloted by Tony Stark), Transformer (let’s face it, even if the storyline is stupid, there’s nothing cooler that seeing an F4 turn into a giant robot midflight), and every other larger than life special effects movie we have coming out every othe month, Robocop just doesn’t feel special anymore. Even the story isn’t that compelling.

      • tertiaryintervention

        Then you should go to film school or maybe kill yourself for missing the point so badly.

      • JBug

        Chill out

      • tertiaryintervention

        You should join him.

      • junierizzle

        I have seen it recently and it is still bad ass.

    • AlexTheKaiser

      Yeah, what does he know? He just directed two of the best cop movies ever made, which had social commentary as well as incredible action scenes. What a dumb f*ck. Why can’t he learn about the original? Which had a couple of plot points that went absolutely nowhere, a hammered “Jesus” metaphor.

      • tertiaryintervention

        Wow you are pathetic. Enjoy Total Recall 2.0. A hammered Jesus metaphor which you didn’t know about until you read the cracked article.

  • James

    This trailer reminds me too much of the trailer for Total Recall. Looks more polished and shiny than the original but will pale in comparison.

    • Jim

      I agree. Way too shiny.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      I agree…but I hope you’re wrong.

  • Jan

    “Crime has a new ally.” Yeah, remakes.

  • mattinacan

    this looks awful

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    And boom goes the dynamite. I wanted to wait for the 2nd trailer to see what we might actually get and this looks just terrible. MGM has butchered another one of their properties w a pointless remake (Red Dawn). The suit, which looked decent in silver, gets a black polish that looks like The Dark Knight and Iron Man’s love child. The original Robocop was like lightning in a bottle and is something that neither a sequel or reboot can capture. Remakes/Reboots are a hard line to walk as you either need a vast amount of prior resources/stories (comics, novels, etc.) that you can do without destroying the source. It’s why Batman can be remade over and over as there are so many different versions that have been presented in both comics, TV, films and fan films that the other didn’t try to do before hand. Robocop’s source is only the one film that was followed by pointless sequels, a couple of comics that never really took off, and a few Nintendo video games. So the question is why remake an already great film? Money.

    • AlexTheKaiser

      I agree, Scarface sucked because it was a remake.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        My last sentence read “remake an already great film”. The emphasis on “great”. The original Scarface was not a great film. Neither were films like the Thing and the Crazies. Their remakes however were great films that improved upon their source.

      • AlexTheKaiser

        Funny how in your mind a compelling story about the rise and fall of a crime overlord set during the prohibition era (hell, it was made during that time) which had good acting, great story, and good execution that didn’t need to have all the cursing, substance abuse and violence that the remake had in order to tell a really good story. Same thing goes for the Crazies, the remake was ok but the original was creepier and much darker.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        It’s a matter of opinion and taste but I think the originals, although great in their time, did not hold up well over time. I saw the orignal Scarface in college and honestly had trouble sitting through it as I found it boring. I think the remake was able to update the film while still bringing something new. My point is if a film can still hold up well over time then remaking it just because 25 years has passed is a poor decision based on studio greed to cash in on an established property.

      • AlexTheKaiser

        So what’s the difference between the Scarface remake and this Robocop remake? In the end, they’re just attempts at cash in on well known and beloved films. And this one also brings new things to the table, so what’s the problem?

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I think the difference is that the original Robocop is something people still actively watch today while the original Scarface is something most people don’t even know existed. In fact most people don’t even know that the 80′s version is considered a remake. I’m not rooting against the new Robocop film, as I enjoy the director’s prior film Elite Squad, but feel from all of the behind the scenes drama and now w two trailers I feel we are going to get something in vein of the Total Recall remake. Something that comes off unecessary and brought nothing new to the table other than updated special effects that missed the point of what made original films memorable.

      • lordjim

        again, scarface is not a remake, the original scarface was based on capone and two other prohibition time gangsters in chicago.oliver stone´s scarface is completely based on fiction.

      • lordjim

        the original scarface is a masterpiece that is based on true events and has nothing in common with the oliver stone movie that is completely fiction, the original the thing was a masterpiece, and carpenter´s movie which i love is based on a short story the original took some ideas from, so it is as much a remake as nolan´s batman is remake of the 60´s batman series with adam west.the original the crazies was a good movie, certainly not romero´s best but still much better than the completely uninteresting remake, and it is actually the only true remake on your list.

      • lordjim

        have you even seen the original?scarface was not a remake.there is not a single character from the original that appears in that so called remake, the only thing it has in common was the title and yes, both are gangster movies, so you could call heat a scarface remake too.it wasn´t even based on the same story.do you think batman is a remake of zorro?would be closer to the truth by the way…

  • JeffWaweru

    You can’t remake Paul Verhoeven. No one can remake Paul Verhoeven

    • J

      Exactly

    • J

      Exactly

    • J

      Exactly

    • MCP

      True that, the original Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers will always be favorites of mine!!

  • skerp

    To be fair, the trailer for the original Robocop doesn’t even come close to giving away how much actually ends up happening in that movie.

    • tertiaryintervention

      Yeah but it was still compelling.

      • AlexTheKaiser

        I agree, I felt so happy when I heard that they stole the theme for Terminator in the trailer.

  • AaronS12

    Ehh, I’ll wait for DVD.

  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    Hope Sony don’t do with this what they did with Total Recall: cutting an entire subplot that was vital to the main plot (read: butchering) and thus rendering a pretty good remake into an average action movie. Don’t mind about the PG-13 rating: I don’t need blood spurts with every gunshot if they are going to be CGI anyways, useless f-words and free boobies. Don’t get me wrong, I love R-rated action movies as much as anyone as long as the STORY lends itself to the R-rating (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Alien, Prometheus, any R-rated David Fincher film) but not for shock value. I have high hopes for this film and I hope Sony doesn’t screw up

    PS: I love the original film and the character but I do think a lot of the gore it had was not essential to the story.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    Looks very cool.

  • lordjim

    peter weller showed us a tormented soul behind the machine.this new pretty boy doesn´t look like he even has a soul.aronofksy´s robocop at least could have been interesting but seems to be another example that most people in hollywood are only in for the money and remake movies they never understood in the first place.

    • lordjim

      excuse,i forgot “this!” seems to be another…

  • You People Are Monsters

    Hey, I think I just figured out the Internet! Insane hype = mediocre product at best (see: Man of Steel) Universal hatred = surprisingly good! And you know what the trick is? It’s not about creative vision, or plot, or a rational consideration of what the final film may or may not contain, or even talent behind and in front of the camera… it’s about how the SUIT looks!

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  • sense11

    PG13

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  • Jim Bob

    this trailer looks really cool, typical matt with his negative vibes, wish he’d just fuck off

  • Faptain America

    More mediocrity. I want Robocop to punch people into the next room, if not next house. Have more than just one gun, maybe a chain gun. Be lightning fast. Hack computers. Have a Batpod style motorcycle. You really should be able to do anything with this character that Iron Man can do, apart from fly. This trailer lacks imagination, except for where they give SLJ sideburns, nice touch.

    • AlexTheKaiser

      If you want over the top violence I’ve heard they’re making a new Saw movie.

      • Faptain America

        No thanks. For that I can watch the original Robocop. See what I did there?

  • JPM

    Can I just comment – entirely unrelated – that I am hating the new video advertisements on the right window. I don’t want to suddenly hear abut neurofen when I’m halfway through watching a trailer. I’ve read collider for a number of years now – and I never remember these annoying ads before.

  • Chris

    Matt Goldberg.. just post the news It’s all you have to do…we don’t need your smart ass thoughts

    • MCP

      I thoroughly enjoy his smart ass comments, snarky humor I do enjoy…

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        Snark is fun until he snarks something you enjoy…given that he doesn’t like much that this site covers, is often.

  • Solgazer

    Definitely feeling better about the remake after this trailer.
    Please don’t be as flat and pointless as the Total Recall remake!

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  • DAG

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: José Padilha gets a free pass from me forever after the Elite Squad movies. Even if this sucks ass, I’ll never hold it against him.

  • LEM

    I like it.

  • Johnson

    Well, I guess, I’m the only one who’s excited for this one.

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  • rev

    Glossy CGI, lots of shiny lights, and half-assed 9/11 imagery. REBOOT.

  • Nino

    Actually I liked the trailer. I haven’t watched the original film for ages, maybe it’s time to re-watch it. P.s Black will do, but I like the original helmet more.

  • the truth

    I am looking forward to this remake. This is a remake I would not mind and am glad that they made. I say that because the original three are overrated pieces of shit. I mean, there are corny scenes in all three. Especially the third. Good ideas, but horrible trilogy.

    So, ‘Robocop’ (2014) looks awesome so far.

    • menter

      Cool, I am looking forward to this new Robocop as well. Excellent trailer.

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  • Old Soldier

    Those are better looking Cylons than the Galactica reboot.

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  • The Flobbit

    Wanna know why I will check this out? Three words: Oldman, Haley, Jackson.

    Gary Oldman is the best actor of his generation, Jackie Earle Haley is just friggin’ cool in anything, and Samuel L. Jackson makes any film better.

  • The Flobbit

    Wanna know why I will check this out? Three words: Oldman, Haley, Jackson.

    Gary Oldman is the best actor of his generation, Jackie Earle Haley is just friggin’ cool in anything, and Samuel L. Jackson makes any film better.

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