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Things have been a bit rocky lately for director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake. First, a version of the script received a savage review, then a fellow director told the world that Padilha was having trouble with MGM, and finally the project lost actor Hugh Laurie. However, Padilha has since claimed he’s happy with the production and Laurie’s vacancy was filled by Michael Keaton.
And now, the armor has been revealed in some behind-the-scenes photos posted on Coming Soon. Whether these images will get fans excited remains to be seen, but it should be noted that the aforementioned script review indicated there might be several versions of the armor. A new banner for the film that popped up at FilmoFilia features a close-up of what very well may be the suit shown above.
RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Kenneth Michael Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. The film opens Aug. 9, 2013