Okay people. Get ready to have a good moan, as some new images and a video have made their way on-line from the reboot of the Paul Verhoeven’s eighties classic RoboCop. Check them out here, courtesy of Collider…
Directed by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), this updated film follows Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in his transformation from cop to machine. The new shots don’t show anything we haven’t really seen before, though we get a nice look at RoboCop’s new gun. No sign of a holster, so here’s hoping it still fits inside his leg. Apart from the angle of these pictures doing him no favours at all (beer belly?), I’m intrigued by Murphy’s right hand, which appears to be completely human. A way for a supposedly fearsome cyborg to offer a human touch?
With it’s predecessor much loved, RoboCop has a tough job on it’s hands, but shall we wait until we see some actual footage before we judge it? Or shall we just slate it now? Hopefully you’ll settle for the former.
RoboCop opens February 7th, 2014, with a cast that also includes Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Michael Keaton (Batman), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up) and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen).