First look–All-star supporting cast amps up anticipation for new RoboCop

New RoboCop

The classic borg cop is back, and if you thought the 2014 MGM/Columbia Pictures release of RoboCop would be another bad remake like Total Recall or lame franchise redux like Die Hard 6, we think we may have found the exception.  When we first learned in April 2012 about the reboot of the RoboCop franchise, our first thought was what bigtime actor would get the title role.  We reported here then that Joel Kinnaman was selected as the murdered cop turned cyborg Alex Murphy.  Back then he hadn’t yet been featured as the male lead in the TV series The Killing.  He looks pretty believable, and interesting as a newly borgified lifeform, in this first trailer for the film.

But better yet, you couldn’t put a more stellar, dream team supporting cast together to make this movie succeed.

There’s Nick Fury and Mace Windu himself, Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, as Pat Novak.

Samuel L Jackson in RoboCop

There’s Commissioner Gordon, Oscar nominee Gary Oldman, as Dr. Dennett Norton.

Gary Oldman in RoboCop

There’s Batman, Golden Globe nominee Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars.

Michael Keaton in RoboCop

And there’s Rorschach, Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox.

Haley in RoboCop

The trailer suggests the movie may follow Martin Caidin’s storyline in the 1970s novel Cyborg–the novel that became The Six Million Dollar Man TV series.  For us, we just can’t get enough new borg movies.

Omnicorp robot

Check out the first trailer for RoboCop:

RoboCop will be released in theaters February 7, 2014.

C.J. Bunce

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