"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
That's one of many famous lines from Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop. It was a B-level sci-fi movie that became a cult classic. The film starred Peter Weller as Alex Murphy, an officer who's gunned down on the job. Instead of being buried, his remains are used to pioneer a new protection program called RoboCop.
The film spawned several sequels and even a short-lived TV series, but none of the follow-ups held a candle to the original. Next year, director José Padilha will try his best to re-create that RoboCop magic. This time, The Killing's Joel Kinnaman will play the title role.
Thursday evening, Sony released the first trailer that revealed the hero and his updated look. The new RoboCop ditches the bulky, gray suit for a sleeker design. He appears to be a hybrid of Batman and Iron Man. Whether or not his new appearance will go over with fans is up for debate.
A lot of story changes have also been made. RoboCop's origin is completely different. His wife (Abbie Cornish) plays a bigger role in his transformation, and his partner has gone from female to male. They're really switching it up.
RoboCop features an all-star cast that includes Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams and Jay Baruchel.
RoboCop opens in theaters Feb. 7.
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