San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Official RoboCop Details Arrive!

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The official synopsis for the RoboCop remake is here and even though we kind of already got the gist of things it’s always good to have something official to cling to. Sort of like Linus and his blanket. Don’t know how RoboCop relates to the Peanuts but it’s late. Cut us some slack.

The flick sees Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) as the title hero, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Gary Oldman has already been cast as his scientist-creator. Samuel L. Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the RoboCop world. Last we heard, Hugh Laurie was in talks to play the evil and ultra-rich CEO of OmniCorp.

Currently the film has a tentative release date of August 9th, 2013.

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.

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.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Official RoboCop Details Arrive!

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • JB Demented

    Not interested.

  • Vanvance1

    Argh… a complete remake… another origin story for a movie that’s part of pop culture. Does an audience really need the ‘how he became Robocop’ explained again?