Studio Canal have picked up distribution rights in the UK, France and Germany for Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake, and a press release has revealed the official release date and a brand new synopsis for the highly anticipated remake.
Firstly the release date, and the date has been scheduled for 9th August 2013, so just over a year to go before the film comes out, which means a good year of promotional activity. The promotional stuff has already started with the release of a teaser poster which is hopefully an official one, although we do not know for sure. The poster was revealed by Cine1 and you can view it right after the new, official synopsis:
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
By Matt Wavish