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. Jackson. Robocop 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.
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.
Source: Coming Soon