As much as I adore the original Robocop (and had reservations about a remake), I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised by what I’ve seen of the reboot. Plus, it stars Gary Oldman and Sam Jackson, actors who don’t lend themselves to bombs in my book.
The new teaser trailer for the film doesn’t give too much away, but it does give us a look at the ED209, which came to be one of my favorite parts of the original despite the cheesy, jerky animation. The new guy looks pretty spiffy with some CGI effects and gives us a glimpse at his work on the battlefield. Robocop himself isn’t given away, of course, but the trailer–which is made to look like a commercial for Omnicorp–gives us tiny peeks and hints at a new state-of-the-art machine that will help keep the streets safe.
The “re-imagining” will hit theaters next August.