First picture of new ‘RoboCop’ suit revealed

See the first picture of Joel Kinnaman wearing the brand new 'RoboCop' outfit

The first pictures of the new RoboCop suit have been unveiled by – scroll up to have a look.

The remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi film began shooting in Toronto, Canada on Saturday (September 15). Joel Kinnaman has been cast in the title role and was snapped wearing the suit during his first day on set.

Kinnaman, who is best known for his role in the US version of The Killing, heads up a bumper cast that includes Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle and Jackie Earle Haley.

Brazilian director Jose Padilha is helming the remake in what will be in first English language movie. The script has been written by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk based on the original 1987 film starring Peter Weller (pictured right).

The remake is set in 2028 and takes place in a world where a multinational called OmniCorp is dominating robot technology. The official plot summary runs as follows: “Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) 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.”

The new RoboCop has an estimated budget of $100 million (£61 million) – more than seven times the $13 million (£8 million) cost of the original film. The remake is scheduled for release on August 9, 2013.