The official trailer for José Padilha‘s highly anticipated RoboCop remake has been released…
The clip for the 46-year-old Brazilian director’s reinvention of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 cult sci-fi film begins with: “When crime is out of control, the only solution isn’t human.”
Starring The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman in the role originally made famous by Peter Weller, the film centers on police officer Alex Murphy, who suffers fourth degree burns and the loss of a leg when his car blows up.
Murphy recovers to find himself trapped inside a robo-suit, designed by scientists Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) and Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton). It’s hoped that this part-man, part-robot police officer will fight crime in Detroit but, as we all know very well, things do not always work out as planned.
RoboCop also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Jay Baruchel.
With an estimated budget of $120 million, the new trailer showcases a number of epic special effects as well as plenty of new gadgetry.
The film from MGM–Columbia Pictures opens in theaters on February 7.