Just in time to settle a little bet between Frank and myself, the first trailer for the upcoming RoboCop remake has arrived online this week. Directed by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), the movie stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as Alex Murphy, a Detroit cop who is critically injured while on duty, but then resurrected as a half-human/half-robot law enforcement machine. Yep, it’s the same RoboCop you know and love but with 90% more CG and 50% less satire!
There was a fan outcry last year when some early photos of the new RoboCop suit found their way online. Sony seems to have responded by adding a second suit to the mix that looks much more similar to the original. As for the friendly wager between Frank and I, it revolved around whether there would be CG enhancements to the suit in the photos. I don’t think there are, but perhaps you can help us decide who wins the bet. RoboCop hits theatres on Feb. 7th, 2014; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.