The second trailer for Jose Padilha’s remake of the classic Robocop was released tonight by Song and MGM, and I have to admit that it is a slight improvement on the first trailer.
The editing works better here, and some of the action looks quite intense (although that could just be down to the tight editing and music). While this remake cannot possibly come close to matching the raw brutality and rage of Paul Verhoeven’s stunning original film, there are whispers of some dark stuff going on here among and the sharp, clean and glossy look.
However, there are still many issues, like the dialogue: “good cop, Robo-cop”, I mean come on! And seeing Murphy’s death by car bomb is so lame compared to Murphy’s glorious death in the original film. I am still not convinced, but thankfully the film has a tremendous cast, and Padilha has certainly proved himself a worthy director with the superb films Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. I shall remain optimistic, but cautious.
Oh, but I have to admit to being rather excited at seeing the ED-209’s in action!
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, with Abbie Cornish playing his wife Ellen, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, the man who dispenses the military training to Robocop, Michael Keaton will play Raymond Sellars, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak, and Aimee Garcia will play a scientists who helps put Robocop together. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer.
Robocop is expected in UK cinemas 7th February 2014.
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.