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New ‘RoboCop’ Trailer Arrives: ‘Why Is America So Robo-Phobic?’

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Two months after we saw the first glimpse of Alex Murphy in action, Columbia Pictures and MGM have debuted a second trailer for RoboCop, director José Padilha’s remake of the 1980s classic.

Opening Feb. 7, this version stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as Alex Murphy, a Detroit cop whose injury in the line of duty provides OmniCorp with the opportunity to create a cyborg police officer. RoboCop also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Samuel L. Jackson.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.

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  • Jamie H

    Moo.

  • stephenmonteith

    I look forward to debating the Cyborg Apocalypse.