The first trailer for Sony/MGM’s Robocop reboot is here and, forgive me for saying, looks really good. Yes I know that 1987 original is a classic and there’s some things that should not be messed with, but in the studio’s defense, Samuel L. Jackson wasn’t around back then. I don’t want to live in a world where Samuel L. Jackson isn’t in a movie about a robot cop.
Elite Squad’s José Padilha directs this update that sees OmniCorp looking to bring their success with drone warfare onto American soil by putting a RoboCop in every city. But they didn’t count on the man inside the machine exerting his own sense of right and wrong. Get mad if you need to but I like what I see. At least he doesn’t transform into a motorcycle.