To say that people were a tiny bit riled up about the first set-pics showing off new Robocop, Joel Kinnaman, dressed in what appeared to be the drunk love child of Batman and Iron Man’s suits, would be a tad bit of an understatement. Puppies were kicked in the face.
Now we have a new batch of set pics (courtesy of CBM), showing off new Ninja-Robo’s friends, family and foes in the form of his wife, Ellen (Abbie Cornish), his partner, Officer Jack Lewis (Michael Kenneth Williams) and his new nemesis, Omnicorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton).
Unfortunately (for the puppies), it also confirms a few things about the suit that we were dreading.
This definitely appears to be a different scene to the one that was being shot in the first released set pics, which means that the hope that some had that what Kinnaman was wearing was just one of the prototype suits briefly mentioned in the script, is looking a lot slimmer now. Also, yes, it does indeed look like he will be keeping the human right hand. You know, for flipping the bird to perps.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 utilizes 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. 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.
Last Updated: October 8, 2012