The first trailer for Columbia Pictures and MGM’s remake of RoboCop arrived in early September, giving movie fans a chance to see what the filmmakers had in mind for a modern reboot of the classic action series that began in 1987. Now, a second trailer has arrived — one with much more action than the first trailer and is sure to excite action fans as the February 7, 2014 release dates gets closer.
Directed by Jose Padilha and featuring actors Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, RoboCop takes place in 2028 as multinational conglomerate OmniCorp attempts to push their robotic drones for use in the United States after years of seeing the controversial technology adopted overseas.
When detective Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, Omnicorp sees an opportunity to achieve its goal of getting to the market at home by placing Murphy inside a robotic machine as a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Besides a showing lot more action, the newest trailer introduces the political world that the film exists in. “What if I told you that even the worst neighborhood in America could be made completely safe,” Jackson says at the beginning of the trailer, playing the role of a TV host. ”How do I know this? Because it’s happening right now in every country in the world but this one. So then tell me, why can’t we use these machines here at home?”
Before cutting away from Jackson, he leaves viewers with the question: ”Why is America so robophobic?” Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter at Comic-Con, director Padilha said that the changing attitudes toward drone warfare was a big influence on RoboCop. “We are more and more in a country where Robocop is relevant. You will see robots in wars,” he explained. ”The first film saw it way back then. Now we have more knowledge and we know it’s coming true. First we are going to use machines abroad, then we are going to use machines at home.”
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