'The Killing' actor Kinnaman takes on the role made famous by Peter Weller in 1987's 'RoboCop'
The first trailer for the new RoboCop movie starring Joel Kinnaman is now online. Watch it below.
RoboCop is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and sees The Killing‘s Kinnaman take on the role made famous by Peter Weller. The reboot’s bumper cast also includes Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley.
The film’s official synopsis teases: “In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line.
“Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it,” the synopsis continues. “When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.”
The RoboCop reboot was shot by Brazilian director Jose Padilha last year (2012) in Toronto and Detroit on an estimated budget of $120 million (£76 million) – more than nine times the $13 million (£8 million) cost of the original film. The remake opens in UK cinemas on February 7, 2014.