Ain't It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com)
Movie News

Meet the OmniCorp Corporation (And The New ED-209)!

Nordling here.

Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the info.

Looks like the ROBOCOP viral marketing has swung into full gear, with an OmniCorp promotional video showing off our old friend ED-209 (with a new paint job) and a new mech, the XT-908, an aerial drone.  And of course, coming soon, the RC-2000 - wonder what that could be?

Jose Padilha's reboot of ROBOCOP opens next year.  Until then, feel free to check out OmniCorp.  I'm sure we'll get even more information in the coming months.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • July 7, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    1. I'd buy that for a dollar.

    by Gary Makin

  • July 7, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Dr Eric Vornoff

    Why is this happening? The original is perfect. Get some new ideas Hollywood!

  • July 7, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    just missed

    by westie

  • July 7, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    i like it!!

    by jim

  • July 7, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    damn your soul to hell, gmakin

    by westie

    I'll never be so close again.

  • July 7, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    2. bitches leave

    by westie

  • July 7, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Didn't realize they were setting this in 1998.

    by spacehog

    That is some hilariously outdated ''futuristic'' design for the graphic presentation here. Sharp edges! Rotating logo! Best viewed in Netscape Navigator 4.0 at 800x600 or greater!

  • Smart move.

  • July 7, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    So they aren't changing anything???

    by truedog67

    I mean, come on folks, same OmniCorp logo, Same Ed 209 design... what the fuck ever happened to having a creative/fresh take on things?? Oh wait... Money. Fuck Me. I forgot.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Just like Total Recall, this will be a scene-by-scene remake of the original, not a 're-imagining'

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    The only real difference will be a massively reduced level of violence.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Hollywood has it in for Paul Verhoeven

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    This, Total Recall and Starship Troopers all getting remade. Someone upstairs seriously has a problem with him for some reason.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Dick, I'm very disappointed.....

    by Mark Jones

    Sick of this shit now. It was 'Total Recall' last week, now this. No signs of any reimagining here - they're using the same logos, same designs, same consumer-centric approach. Hollywood has made a mistake... now it's time to erase this mistake.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    I've seen robocops design and he's gonna look like iron man...

    by alienindisguise

    but darker...stupid fucking studios

  • July 7, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Um, you don't know what the RC-2000 is?

    by rahtard

    R=robo C=cop. I really hope that was a joke.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    alienindisguise. Where did you see Ironcop?

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    i'll be damned....i think it doesnt look bad

    by Seth Brundle

    i can see the new tone for satire, and ED 209 looks badass, now please....DONT FUCK UP WITH ROBOCOP DESIGN cause i think there's no way to go but down after the original robocop design

  • that..and I quote: "...You can see his eyes through his visor...", in other words: Total Crap!

  • They took a very utilitarian approach to the robotic designs in Robocop. This movie looks like it's trying to make everything into a Lexus. A dark grey Robo with red lights all over?

  • July 7, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    @rahtard

    by A_Banned_Apart

    Read like a joke to me. I suspect it did to many folks.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    well, they've already said he won't be wearing a mask

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    so what is there left to talk about?

  • July 7, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Looks like the CAROLCO Pictures logo...

    by Jay

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdm5KpW9sk8 Oh, the nostalgia...

  • July 7, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I have high hopes for this movie...

    by Jay

    The sequels were appalling. And though RoboCop is a true classic, there's a lot of potential for a great movie. I don't give a shit if it's a remake. As long as it's a good movie.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Jose Padhila...

    by fauns_bass_1

    ...is a very good director, mainly gritty and violent documentaries and a couple of actioners. If he can apply that to Robocop this could be a winner. Love it that the classic ED-209 is in this.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Fuck remakes.

    by Chief Joseph

    I'm actually OK with sequels. Just not remakes. And not prequels, either.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    OniCorp? What happened to Omni Consumer Products?

    by Drath

    I get leaving out Yutani from Weyland-Yutani Corp in Prometheus, but why change Robocop's makers to something that sound even more generic?

  • July 7, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    its only a viral trailer if it actually goes viral. imo.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    but i suppose you could say that its become a genre of its own these days. still, sounds a bit presumptuous.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    The ED209 Design has always been a ripoff of...

    by popculturesymphony

    the Valkyrie transformable plane from Macross and Robotech fame. I loved Robocop and the ED209 growing up, but all this promo inspires in me is the desire to see that Lawrence Kasdan scripted Robotech movie that is in developmental hell...

  • July 7, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    2000? really?

    by zom-bot.com

  • July 7, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Remake unnecessary, but it does look good!

    by blueant

    commercial is so real.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    replica, maybe thats what they meant.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • July 7, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Damnit, I don't want to be optimistic about this...

    by Daniel Beaubourg

    There were two things that impressed me about this. First off, the ED209 still had the same basic shape, but new look, that's alright. Secondly, is the satirical element to this ad. It's not as wacky or as deep as the original Verhoeven classic, but at least we know it's there. Then again, it could be complete coincidence and they don't get any of the irony here. Also, the OCP (or OmniCorp) logo is the same. That's pretty cool.

  • Green Lantern cemented my hatred of the CGI costume.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT! You're right, Popculturesymphony!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    "The ED209 Design has always been a ripoff of the Valkyrie transformable plane from Macross and Robotech fame." Wonder why I never made that connection before? Wow, instead of Brave or a fourth fucking Continental Shit...Drift movie, they need to do a Gatchaman or Macross movie! But alas american audiences rather have talking animals and fairy tale bullshit in their animate films!

  • July 7, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    The original movie is not 'Citizen Kane' for Christ sake.

    by Raptor Jesus

    Untwist your panties and enjoy the show.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I like this.....alot....so far.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    Now,first off,I've always been a huge fan of the original. It's a perfect movie for me. The sequels? Whoa.Not too crazy about those. Funny thing is,for the longest time,I was totally 100% against remakes,esp horror/sci-fi,but after seeing some good examples over the years where I was surprised,DOTD remake for example,my views have lightened up a bit. I was really excited when they announced Daron Aaronofsky was going to be doing this,but this was like right before mgm had there financial problems. I was hoping too see more metaphysical/spiritual aspects,for example,near death experiences and the afterlife,it's intriguing. I was glad when they did say they were still going forward with it. I'm glad it's Padhila doing it. I'm only vaugley familiar with his work,but from what I've read so far,I think he's a great pick. I def think this is a story/series with near limitless direction(s) to where they can go with it. So I'm very much behind this. My love for the original will always be there and nothing can take away from that,but I like the direction I see this going in. Familiar,but refreshing. Not that total recall remake,looks like shit. In part cause it has a hack director behind it,but it doesn't seem like it's trying to be all that different. Only faintly. I mean,the mars story element is gone,and it looks like a half assed syfy channel made for tv deal,which is trying to be deeper than it is. The what is real tagline for example. Perhaps if they had gotten someone better for it and gave it a different feel,I'd feel different about it. I must say,why didn't they just get Paul Verhoeven back for this one? I'd live to see him give it another go. As some previous poster said,someone "upstairs" seems to have it in for him. As for the starship troopers remake,well,I do think it's too soon for a remake,I don't see the need for it,I could be pleasantly surprised,I mean hey,you don't know how it's going to turn out until you start to get a better idea of what it will be,the original is fine as is,but,if it's more like the book,could be interesting,but I'm not holding my breath for it.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Oh,and.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    If anyone else remembers the early fake promo/viral ad for Elysium from last year,very similar sort of vibe. I'm not saying the ripped that off for this,moreso Blomkamp was def influenced by the likes of Robocop,Starship Troopers,probably Total Recall,that sort of social commentary/satirical sci fi,so yeah.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Bitches...pah, you know the rest.....-.-

    by performingmonkey

    You also know you'll be seeing this, fucks.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, look at all the pretty CGI. I'm looking close to see if I can find

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    something original. Ummmm, nope.

  • If this turns out to be pretty damn good, we could be in store for a lot more RoboCop in the future, and that's a good thing. Worth the risk, IMO.

  • July 7, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    So it's not OCP?

    by JediRob

  • An American Tradition. 8.2 MPG

  • July 7, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I like the actors picked so far... But that's it

    by Andrew Coleman

    I reeeeeeeally hope Total Recall bombs hard. Hollywood stop the remakes. Sure tween retards might not know the originals but they don't care either. You're not fucking tricking anyone.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    If it's less violent, that means it can't be good

    by John Brown

    Love the logic of AICN talkbacks...

  • July 7, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Unnecessary remake. Robocop is the Citizen Kane

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    of robotic cop movies.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    remake Cherry 2000, as...

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Cherry 2001

  • July 7, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Unless you've seen both Elite Squads - don't hate on this yet...

    by Judge Briggs

    The director Jose Padhilla knows what's up.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    @zillabeast, I cosign...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...was gonna say, "I'll buy that for a dollar," but that one get's thrown around a little liberally. Robocop IS a necessary remake. Verhoven's tone is not for everyone, but the commentary is ripe and essential. As long as this is not too close in execution (storywise, not ED-209's design), I welcome it. Plus, it sounds like the director has the good's, although I can't seem to shake Elite Squad from my Netflix queue.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    btw, "cops don't like me, so I don't like cops."

    by ThulsaBoom

    "...Murphy, it's you." "Stay out of touble," "Ayyyyee like it!!" and other quotes.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    RC Cola tastes awful

    by ajit maholtra

    I prefer Thums Up or Limca.

  • They both like blaupunkts.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    So..... PG-13?

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Sorry, someone had to say it.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    @popculturesymphony: You're wrong.

    by Soundblaster

    Just because ED-209 shares certain design aesthetics with the Macross Valkyries does not make it a "rip-off". There is nothing blatantly stolen from Shoji Kawamori's designs. Inspired, perhaps for practical reasons, but nothing beyond a general shape outline. There is more to a design than a silhouette.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Sooner or later someone will go ahead with a Citizen Kane remake.

    by hank henshaw

    You know, newspapers mean little or nothing to the "millennials"generation, plus there's now the chance to have those animated birds done in state-of-the-art cgi!

  • because it will be made for the sole purpose of making money, which means it will cater to people who are retarded. That's why. It has nothing to do with the actual violence, it has to do with catering to the mouth breathers.

  • July 8, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    I'm not feeling the need for a RoboCop remake

    by lv_426

    Although, I've really tired of remakes these past couple years. As for this viral promo vid, it doesn't do anything for me. It actually seems like a well made fan video. Sorry, but just being honest. Also, all this pre-release world building for just about every new genre film is getting old, and IMO hurts the experience of seeing a film with a fresh set of eyes. It is bad enough that trailers give away the whole damn plot to most films nowadays, but then we have to get some fake commercial for some fake corporation from the film shoved in our face. Oh, and then there are the ever increasing prequel comics, prequel books, prequel/sidequel videogames, and other tie-in merchandise we have to get oftentimes to just understand the overall plot or to get proper character development and world building data that isn't in the actual film but fucking should be. Not only that, they want us to tweet and facebook about the film too. Go to the website they say. Blah blah blah. Show me a good movie. That is all I care about. If I like it, I'll buy the Blu-ray and watch some of the special features on the disc, if there are any included. Then maybe I'll tweet about it, that is if I wasted time on sites like twitter or facefucker, I've only got so much time and I need it to fart around here in the talkbacks. I think all this transmedia stuff is largely responsible for the overhype that results in so much disappointment with new films these days. Why were many of us so damn disappointed with Guy Pearce's old man Weyland in Prometheus? Sure the makeup wasn't the greatest, but it was mainly because we had something to compare it against. We had that TED speech of a normal looking Guy Pearce playing a middle aged Weyland. To me, that TED speech, while cool on its own, actually hurt the overall impression of Weyland in Prometheus. Also, did the viral video of Noomi Rapace's Shaw pitching to Weyland Industries about an interstellar mission to find our creators really help promote the film all that well? Did the David viral do much really? To me, no, all those viral videos did was to take away our chance of getting properly introduced to these characters in context within the film. This RoboCop viral is just the same kind of thing. Oh whoopdee doo, it has ED209 in it. ED looks basically the same as he did in the original. They have the same Omni Consumer Products logo, and a POV shot of some surgeons working on Murphy after he gets shot up, just like the original used POV brilliantly to efficiently go from Murphy in intensive care to his first steps as RoboCop. Before all that though, they've already spilled the beans on one of the new robots that RoboCop will probably battle in the film, which is that aerial military drone. So I'm supposed to get all excited for this film just because they have ED209 looking the same and for some hints at a sleeker looking RoboCop chasis? It not only doesn't interest me, it doesn't do anything really. This viral video doesn't titillate, engage, challenge, excite, tease nor inform us of much of anything about this remake beyond the fact that they are not being very bold about their design choices. Basically all I can infer from this viral is that the RoboCop remake will likely be another lazy uninspired and slick but soulless note for note rehash of the original. Even the Total Recall remake trailer showed some minor flair for new designs and larger story/setting changes in certain areas compared to the original TR.

  • What a bunch of dick-breathed losers! You bitch about things looking the same, just as you'd bitch about them changing things. You're so fucking tragic with your girly mewling, as if some big crime is being done to you. A movie is being remade, dumbasses. If you can't handle that, go home and curl up with your beloved original and hide in the dark. This big scary world is too much for you, and we're tired of you shitting your pants over every fucking bit of change in your lame fanboy world. Go pound some nails into a baseball bat, wrap it tightly in razor wire and a little barbed wire, cover it in KY Jelly and shove it far up your asses.

  • July 8, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Just how big is ED-209?

    by Chariowalda_Barbarossa

    I mean compared with that tank... he probably won't be chasing Murphy through narrow corridors or stairwells. And they put an alien queen head on him? Does that mean robo will have a power loader in the showdown?

  • July 8, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I might check it out

    by disfigurehead

    The original will still be a classic but i might check it out.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Here's how the remake of Citizen Kane should go...

    by Raptor Jesus

    No, not William Randolph Hurst. This time it's a bearded, overweight sci-fi director who wears plaid shirts. He takes credit for lots of other peoples work and talent and then creates crap in his later life. Nah, who'd believe that.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Queefer, breathe... then go and have a wank and come back.

    by Farrokh

  • July 8, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    dar1980

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Don't take me too seriously. I'm just bringing out Mr. Hyde. The shit I spew needs to be read with a bit of tongue in the cheek. I like to set the place on fire if I can. That being said, the dweebs who can't stand change DO bug the shit out of me. Still, really, I don't need a breather. I'm fine.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:45 a.m. CST

    A lot of foliage in this talkback...

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    ... almost like there's a lot of PLANTS.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST

    PG-13 Robocop

    by Volllllume3

    pass.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Lame.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • I want a new Idea.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    borisdoris

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Shut up with your tired, old schtick. If I haven't heard this a hundred times from you, I've heard it a thousand times from a bunch of other dumbfucks here. "They're killing Hollywood! They're killing Hollywood!" Wipe your fucking noses, clean mother's feces off your dicks and go to bed.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:59 a.m. CST

    So when is the Showgirls remake

    by Phategod2

    cause Hollywood appears to be in "Fuck Verhoeven mode".

  • July 8, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    PG-13 Total Recall

    by Volllllume3

    passed

  • July 8, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    PG-13 Starship Troopers

    by Volllllume3

    pass

  • July 8, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Somebody really hates Paul 'R' Verhoeven

    by Volllllume3

    Going to rewatch his sci-fi trilogy now.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST

    OK, well, who the fuck's going to play Boddicker?

    by Pat

    Personally, I would cast my dad. "Stupid whores! Get the fuck out of my garage! RAAAAAARRRWWW!"

  • July 8, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    The Showgirls remake was called Magic Mike

    by Chris

    I thought this was common knowledge

  • Will ultimately withhold judgement until we see RC-2000 himself, but no matter what curiosity will have my ass in the theater

  • July 8, 2012, 4:21 a.m. CST

    I like Hollow Man

    by Chris

    There, I said it.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Went to the OCP website...

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    And ED-209 looks like he was created by the same artists who make the Transformers of that film series. Same metallic, sharp-edged design. Another example of quality-apparent-in-another-successful-film-translating-into-trendy-copy-to-profit-from-prior-artist's-success. Or in other words, fuck you.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    it looks the same

    by Norm3

    boring its not like there are cannon fans screaming about change. who really cares about another bankrupt remake.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Joel Kinnaman

    by Baryonyx

    I'm actually looking forward to seeing Kinnaman play Murphy, as Kinnaman is very good in The Killing.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Remember that Aronofsky was attached to this some time ago...

    by Johannes Kääpä

    And Padilha's also a great film maker so I'm not too worried about this at all. There seems to genuine interest to make this right. I'm also curious as to who will be scoring this as Poledouris's score to the original was so memorable. Maybe Clint Mansell already started working on ideas when Aronofsky was still attached?

  • July 8, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    The whole point of Robocop was the violence.

    by David Cloverfield

    Robotic Cop - a terrible, fascist idea, is what you should have taken away from it. That's why it was so brutal. At least I thought so. You can take away the violence, if you want to make a generic Sci-fi superhero movie, but they already did that with Robocop 3. This still could be interesting (inspired choice for a director.) Also, I think my childhood may blur my view of 80's pictures. My GF was born in 90 and can't stand to watch any real 80s movies, they look "primitive" to her. Either fucking CGI fucked up a whole generation or I view my 80s movies through rose tinted glasses. Probably both. Either way, only a remake will make young people see the awesomeness of a few properties, so I don't mind this one. (The bland Total Recall remake however can go fuck itself.)

  • July 8, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    "You may not like what you're going to see."

    by Mark Jones

  • July 8, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    No OCP?

    by Deano316

    Gone from Omni Consumer Products (OCP) to Omni Corp Corporation (OCC). Who's running the company, Paul Sr.? Do they make robots or theme bikes!!!

  • July 8, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Changing OCP to OC makes the three-layer circle logo redundant.

    by buggerbugger

    The 'P' has gone from the centre of it, so now it reads OOC.

  • July 8, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    'Showgirls' remake

    by buggerbugger

    ...starring all the hot, young Hollywood starlets with no-nudity clauses in their contracts. Yaaaaay!

  • July 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    robocop: the untold story!!!

    by vulturess

    murphy, do you know what you really are? oh and- open this can for me while youre here, will you please?

  • July 8, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Bigger boom mentality...

    by matineer

    The original ED-209 had formidable capability, but no way could it have vaporized an M-1 tank so easily. If it can do that, how the devil can Robocop fight the thing? Robocop will have to be amped up as well. More 'splosions' can't make up for a good story, if that is what they're doing. If.

  • July 8, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for the PG-13 Clockwork Orange remake.

    by MasterShake

    Where Ultra-violence is now Ultra-teasing.

  • July 8, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Actually, they have the development schedule off.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    Robocop is only created because ED-209 'malfunctioned' and killed that poor corporate tool during the ED-209 demo.

  • Which thedn directly ties it into the world of Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol. Don't say they aren't giving the source material, or the 80's enough nods in this new version. :)

  • July 8, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    It was not Omni Corp in the origina

    by JediRob

  • July 8, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Changing Omni Consumer Products to Omnicorp = nipples on Optimus

    by Autodidact

  • You down with OCP?

  • July 8, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    JOSE PADHILA

    by bob_uzumaki

    He's the fucking director of this one. If you've seen the Elite Squad films, you know this ain't going to go wrong.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    MORE SPLOSIONS AND CAMERA FLARES

    by donkey_lasher

    And less gore and swearing. This one is safe enough for Hollywood to rip off because kids today won't remember the original. Sure, they may have seen Robocop the series but this will be new to them. The actual concept of man merged with machine is an interesting one, but sadly I doubt that will be fully explored in this film. Don't expect the director to deliver based on previous projects, as it has "new movie franchise' written all over it and the suits will have more control over this. The original was never meant to appeal to kids, but since the crap sequel, they've tried their hardest to sell it to all ages. The hope is that this new remake will erase the memory of the original.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I love how

    by solanine

    Half of the complaints are centered around how they didn't change anything and half is centered around what they did change. You can't win with Internet nerds.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    War of the Worlds should be redone...set in Victorian England.

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    Like the original fuckin story. That's one thing I'd love to see on the big screen. It wouldn't be a remake though as no fucker's ever done justice to H.G. Wells brilliant story. All we've had is shite from Spielberg (with Twat Cruise) and other crap.

  • July 8, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I love how

    by ajit maholtra

    people who start sentences with the words I love how always say something negative about others.

  • July 8, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I feel bad for...

    by drompter

    ...people who never saw the original. They will miss this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9l9wxGFl4k

  • July 8, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    'The Killing' - great show, Joel Kinnamon is a terrific actor

    by Raptor Jesus

    Catch it on Netflix streaming.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Mixed emotions

    by Clarence_Boddickers_Optometrist

    Intrigued by Kinnaman and Padilha, and would watch Gary Odman read a phonebook but borderline livid that they are tinkering with iconic and perfect Robocop suit and that the new ED 209 looks like something from Metal Gear Solid series...

  • July 8, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Before Kinnaman was cast thought

    by Clarence_Boddickers_Optometrist

    Fassbender, Cillian Murphy or even Jonathan Rhys Meyers would have been unique choices. Just thankful Shia LeBoeuf nor Zac Efron was casted. After seeing Tropa de Elite years back gives me a modicum of hope. Crazy how polar opposite Padilhas take will end up being from Aronofskys version I'd imagine.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Who will be the black guy with the worlds most annoying laugh?

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    Everytime that guy laughed i punched myself in the dick.

  • July 8, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Laughing Black Guy

    by Chris

    Despite his obnoxious laugh, I always enjoyed him. Every character in the original was just so colorful. Being 25 years old, Robocop has yet to show it's age

  • July 8, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    ED-209 from Battlestar Galactica

    by thommcg

    Sure looks like a Galactica design now.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    a_j_pennypacker When you punch yourself in the dick

    by thommcg

    Does it hurt? Does it hurt?

  • July 8, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Chris Tucker will be the new black henchman of Clarence

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Even more annoying than the old one.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    ED 209 won't reduce a corporate stooge to hamburger meat in this one, that's for sure

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    It'll just be big robots fighting big robots and tanks, with no reality to the violence at all. Huge 'splosions, though, if you like that sort of thing.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I hate how

    by solanine

    I never have nice things to say about a lot of people.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Looks fake

    by CartoonScott

    Fan made

  • July 8, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    you know this will be rated pg-13

    by maxcherry

  • July 8, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Don't touch me man!

    by Sadat Quoraishi

    Applies to toxic waste guy as well the original movie...

  • July 8, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    next we'll hear about a Basic Instinct remake

    by lv_426

    starring Jon Hamm as the detective and Charlize Theron as the femme fatale, but alas, no nudity and a PG rating.

  • July 8, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Paul Verhoeven

    by Jeremy

    Would have been my first choice to direct World War Z.

  • July 8, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    And i don't know why..

    by Jeremy

    But Cillian Murphy for Clarence would have worked tremendously.

  • July 8, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    "OmniCorp Corporation" is redundant

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    You've already got the "Corp" in there.

  • That is all.

  • July 8, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Logo is missing the "P"

    by GeorgieBoy

    Or is it "OOC" now instead of OCP? ED-209 looks like a pile of razor blades. Blech...

  • July 8, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M AT LAST SAYING THIS, BUT...

    by SeXX ED

    ... this seems like something that might certainly work - and ROBO '87 is one of my favourite films of all. Hoping for the best, kids...

  • "The character of RoboCop itself was inspired by British comic book hero Judge Dredd[3] as well as the Marvel Comics superhero Rom. A ROM comic book appears on screen during the film's convenience store robbery. Another ROM comic appears in a flashback of Murphy's son. Although both Neumeier and Verhoeven have declared themselves staunchly on the political left, Neumeier recalls on the audio commentary to Starship Troopers that many of his leftist friends perceived RoboCop as a fascist movie. On the 20th Anniversary DVD, producer Jon Davison referred to the film's message as "fascism for liberals" - a politically liberal film done in the most violent way possible." I'm still on the fence about this remake, and the trailer doesn't improve anything. The concept art looks alright, but did they have to use Sy-Fy's narrator? That guy's voice is like audio valium.

  • July 9, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    They should have just made a TJ Lazer movie

    by lv_426

  • This crap with the teafaggers trying to take Michigan private via this "emergency manager law" is like someone who saw the movie a few too many times.

  • July 9, 2012, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Probably it'll be R-rated... *BUT*...

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    ... it'll be the Prometheus syndrome where it's like, you know, they shoot it halfway in mind that there will be a somewhat *light* R-rated cut on blu-ray later on while still keeping the actual cut they present to the MPAA very PG-13... but then, damn, the MPAA tells them the cut they've delivered is R-rated. The powers that be stew on this, and with time against them, they're unable to re-submit a new PG-13 cut (which is the only way to get a new rating with the MPAA, you have to go back to the drawing board and resubmit from scratch) so they just go, "Fuck it, fine, whatever... it's R." Only it's not R, it's a PG-13 cut that the MPAA said is R. Audiences are fucked because they're going to be watching a PG-13 movie masquerading as an R-rated movie... but the studio gets to score a temporary fan-win in the "See? We filmed a R-rated movie, fanboys! We did proud!" until people actually see it and see how lame it is.

  • July 9, 2012, 5:04 a.m. CST

    While it looks good, Omnicorp scream fiction.

    by David Cloverfield

    EGC -Evil Global Corporation has a better chance to pass as a real company. OCP sounded like it could feel comfortable next to GE .

  • July 9, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Phil Tippett

    by CuervoJones

    I want Phil Tippett in any RoboCop movie.

  • July 9, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    RoboCop: Now with more shaky-cam!

    by CuervoJones

  • July 9, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Remake Jonah Hex

    by CuervoJones

    Great character, bad movie.

  • July 9, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST

    America's finally getting its revenge on Verhoeven...

    by loafroaster

    ... for taking the piss out it for so long.

  • July 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Verhoven's Trifecta of Sci-Fi Classics...

    by impossibledreamers

    RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), and Starship Troopers (1997) all have some running themes about fascism and societal controls. But, because of the extreme nature of the topics in RoboCop and Troopers, he uses satirical humor to soften the blow so to speak at the same time hold up extreme right-wing concepts for ridicule. And let's be honest... these remakes simply don't get it or don't care. After all, the originals were coming just after the Reagan and Bush era. So, the political theology he imbedded was particular to him and the times. Powerful stuff.

  • July 9, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I bet you there will be an army of droids for RB to slay.

    by wonderboy2402

    Cause, you know, the ultra violence of shooting / metling drug addicts would be to much for a R rated film these days.

  • July 9, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    My favorite sentence of the hour?

    by Darth Macchio

    Robocop knows Kung Fu

  • July 9, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Original ED-209 always looked like a microphone to me

    by Darth Macchio

    That dark-gray/black screen right at the top, the gray color, etc.. Minus the legs and mini-guns, it looked like a microphone with arms and legs. Did the Macross Valkyrie look like a microphone too?

  • July 9, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Flames on ED-209!!!

    by KelseysNuts

    Acutally, this design looked just fine. The film might be crap, and if it is rated PG-13 count me out!

  • July 9, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    And so it begins

    by Rechar

    Robocop is getting the battlestar galactica treatment. At least the original Ed-209 -looked- imposing, this one looks more like a giant airfix kit.

  • July 9, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    The best part was . . .

    by MoaKaka

    "where human resources meet robotic engineering" Ha. "Human resources." Good one. I'll have to wait for the reviews before deciding whether to see this.

  • July 9, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    RC2000... does it have 'bullet-time'..?

    by workshed

    I mean, that's the kind of technology they'll have in the year 2000, right..? Oh, wait - this ISN'T 1988 and we're NOT discussing the imminent release of Robocop 2. Shhhit, thought I'd gone back in time for a moment there; a time where I was highly anticipating the sequel to the greatest pulp-action film ever made. F*ck this movie. Make something original.

  • July 9, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    That's it buster, no more military aid!

    by Mark Jones

    Nukem!

  • July 9, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I had a guaranteed military sale with ED209!

    by Mike Fornes

    Renovation program! Spare parts for 25 years! Who cares if it worked or not!

  • July 9, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Robocop, Total Recall, & Starship Troopers! Yes!!!

    by bat725

    When's the Starship Troopers remake? kidding. Man, I remember thinking that movie had better special effects than Jurassic Park!

Top Talkbacks