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Some new ROBOCOP set pics and video rides into town

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It’s been all quiet on the rebooted Robocop front for some time now. Last we heard from it, the script was badRobocop was dressed in Tony Stark’s hand-me-downs, director Jose Padilha hated making it and then somebody gave Robocop a hand.

And now, showing up out of nowhere, we have a new series of set pics showing off Joel Kinnaman in action in the new suit, as well as a set video showing the cyborg cop going for a little ride on his robo-bike.

Now, a year ago I would never have thought I’d be saying this, and I’d probably still deny it if you bring it up in public, but the new Robocop suit is kind of growing on me. Maybe it’s just that my fanboy ire has now subsided since its original unveiling, or it could just be due to the fact that with the lighting in these pics (courtesy of CBM and Daily Mail) it actually looks like bulky, metallic body armour and not just a rubber suit they’ve slapped on some guy.

Whatever the reason, I am definitely looking forward to this movie just a sliver of a tad bit more than I used to be.

Dead or alive, Robocop will be entering cinemas on February 7, 2014.

Last Updated: May 15, 2013


  1. Justin Hess

    May 15, 2013 at 13:16

    I honestly couldn’t care less about the Robocop design so long as they get the basic things right. Design really is secondary to what matters and what made the original film work; namely the battle between Murphy’s conscience and personality, which has not actually been properly eradicated and his new prime directives as machine serving his corporate masters.

    Watching Robocop recently, it’s incredible how much it works on a personal, character level and it’s this that the new film needs to work hard at to be effective


    • James Francis

      May 15, 2013 at 14:54

      I agree with what you say, but design still played a very big part in it. It’s worth listening to the commentary on the Criterion version. The director and crew give a lot of interesting detail on how the two went hand in hand. Ultimately I suspect that is what dooms this version (and the previous sequels). In the original the makers gave it their all. Verhoeven initially didn’t want to do it and nobody took the crew seriously when they said they were working on something called ‘Robocop’. So there was a real all-or-nothing attitude.

      You can’t engineer that.


  2. James Francis

    May 15, 2013 at 14:55

    I, for one, would just like to say that when you said ‘video’ I got very excited. All I can figure out from the above is that the movie has a nice-sounding bike…


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