Latest Synopsis for ‘Robocop’ Remake: Cyborgs Have Issues Too

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Comic-Con 2012 is off to a blast already. Some of the highlights out of  San Diego thus far have included the new trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful, The Expendables 2 panel, and news of Capcom creating a Street Fighter live-action series. The highly-anticipated Man of Steel panel is sure to create a ton of buzz over the weekend, but Officer Alex Murphy is also making his presence felt.

Recently, here on Screen Rant, we got our hands on the latest viral video from the Robocop remake, and now we have the latest synopsis (which came out of Comic-Con) for the forthcoming Robocop. Scroll down to check it out.

In “RoboCop,” the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Robocop will star Joel Kinnaman (Safe House) as Alex Murphy/Robocop, Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as Ellen Murphy, Gary Oldman (you may know him as Commissioner Gordon of The Dark Knight Rises), and Samuel L. JacksonRobocop will be directed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad).

The original Robocop was released in 1987 and starred Peter Weller as Murphy/Robocop. There are many who still believe today that director Paul Verhoeven’s film was well ahead of its time, in terms of its social commentary on everything from corporate corruption to the de-stabilization of social order through a combination of economic woes and consumerism.

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Peter Weller as Robocop

While the word ‘reboot’ is certainly appropriate for the Robocop remake (being that he is half-man/half-robot, get it?), the word can sometimes make us roll our eyes when it comes to some of our all-time favorite films. However, with such a solid cast rounding out the latest Robocop, it’s hard to imagine this movie not being a success.

Robocop is set to soon go into production and is scheduled for a 2013 release.

Be sure to continue to check back with Screen Rant for all of the latest goodies out of Comic-Con 2012.

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  1. “You missed the baby, you missed the blind man…”

  2. Havent watched RoboCop in a few years but in the original, didnt Murphy die? Fake funeral and mourned? He was a robot with human memories, right?

    So this version is a human that gets an android upgrade. Sounds more like the 6 Million Dollar Man (Cop).

    • Yeah, his colleagues and family mourned Murphy and had a funeral off screen while he was being turned into Robocop so I’m with you here.

      • No he didn’t die, OCP save pieces of him.
        His brain & a few organs where kept alive, remember Kane, RoboCop2 ? Kane was kept alive to only his brain & eyes were taken but kept alive. They both were dissected by OCP for the RoboCop project.

        • @ VampireWicked

          Yeah, and in Robocop The Series there were episodes where Murphy’s brain was seen itself. Not to mention his father & Mother visited his gravesite.

    • yes he died and supposedly had his memory wiped.

  3. Sounds like Deus Ex.

  4. Well Murphy does indeed die but the important parts needed to make a working cyborg head (brain) and torso (spinal cord) was required to make the robot functional. As well as boost OCP’s image (which has been at a low) by making something from an officer killed in action. So in short after Murphy becomes RoboCop, his memories start to creep through the technology, similar to dual personality, and eventually Murphy’s personality takes over.

    I def hope the remake is not another disappointment. The story has such great potential for greatness!

  5. “critically injured?” No, Murphy died in the original. I had high hopes for this remake until I read that.

    • I didn’t have high hopes because of all the signs that the studio was going to serve a tame, dumbed down and touchy-feely version of the original. I bet they’re going to make it PG-13 or lower; that Murphy is only critically injured, rather than graphically, tragically and hauntingly murdered points to that.
      As a result, we also likely won’t see just how cold and cruel the villains are.
      I bet the relationship between Robocop and his wife is going to be put up almost front and center, and the movie will find ample time to get sappy on us.

      • @ Hiro

        I too still don’t have any high hopes for this reboot. The original is one those that i can’t imagine being topped or even be equaled by the reboot. Kurtwood Smith was so great as Bodicker the one of film’s villains. I find him one cinema’s best villains to be exact.

  6. so far on what I read, me like!… “critically injured in the line of duty” instead of being murdered, similar to what I was hoping for this film. Doesn’t need to follow the original

  7. This is just the Script to Deus Ex 3! and I imagine the tech will look the same too!. I also hear his face will not be covered! no helmet/visor!. Fail.

  8. I also heard his helmet may not have a visor & that his eyes will be seen. If that’s true, Good luck to those involved with the film. Goin by the picture of ED-209, looks good but not really great imo. To be honest im still against the reboot & thought if they wanted to make more Robocop films, ignore Robocop 3 & continue from the 2nd film perhaps. But none of that matters now.

  9. they can all go to hell if they mess up my favourite movie of all time.

    i can already smell that this is going to suck bad….