The first trailer for the RoboCop reboot has been released by MGM.
I have mixed feelings about this. It seems lately that Hollywood has started moving towards rebooting franchises that didn’t really need it at all, such as Total Recall and the rumored Terminator reboot. The original RoboCop, released in 1987, is a perfectly fine movie that is still relatively recent.
RoboCop’s new design is pretty slick, though, minus the one non-robotic hand which just looks out of place. With super-star actors like Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson, maybe it will feel fresh while still staying true to the original.
RoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha, will be released February 7, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, and Jay Baruchel.
[EDIT 10/24/2013] The release date has been changed to February 12, 2014.