“Why is America so robophobic?” This is seriously what Samuel L. Jackson asks us within the first few moments of the new trailer for the upcoming RoboCop remake, which was released today by Columbia Pictures and MGM. I guess you can call me a robophobe because this looks brutally awful. Check out the trailer below.
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 to build 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.
All of this just seems very unnecessary. The Jose Padilha-directed film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, and Jennifer Ehle.
RoboCop is set to arrive in conventional and IMAX theatres on February 12th, 2014. What do you think?