'RoboCop' Remake Trailer Unveiled
The Robo Cop remake, starring Joel Kinnaman in the superhero role, has released its first full-length trailer, which proves that under the direction of Jose Padilha it's going to be a definite departure from the 1987 original.
In keeping with the times, more specifically, the day’s political climate, this new RoboCop uses drone warfare as a catalyst to the half man-half-machine creation. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) gets critically injured in the line of duty. In him, OmniCorp sees a prime candidate for their RoboCop prototype.
The trailer provides an outline for the film – from Alex’s amputations and body-covering burns to his ability to override the software that makes him a crime-fighting machine. “When crime is out of control,” the text reads in the trailer. “The only solution isn’t human.” The conflict in the film will surely revolve around human Alex and the machine that RoboCop OmniCorp has made him.
Talking about the uniqueness of RoboCop, Padilha reveals that, as a superhero, he’s not someone that viewers want to become. “RoboCop, he cannot touch his wife and his son, he cannot relate to humans in the way he related before he became RoboCop, so there’s no aspiration to be RoboCop,” Padilha told the Los Angeles Times.
"This is not what the original movie was about. It wasn’t a movie sold or designed based on that. It was designed based on a character that has more like a Frankensteinian characteristic. You don’t want to be Frankenstein. You don’t want to be RoboCop. But RoboCop embodies a philosophical idea and a political idea. It talks about fascism."
Padilha’s modern retelling of the RoboCop narrative is slated to hit theaters Feb. 7, 2014. In addition to Kinnaman, it stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Samuel Jackson.
– Chelsea Regan