Behind the Scenes: The new Robocop hits the streets

May 21, 2013

Sony and MGM’s ROBOCOP remake is still filming in Vancouver where paparazzi recorded a video of star Joel Kinnaman, as the title character, riding his police motorcycle down the street.

In theaters February 7, 2014, “In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of “part man, part machine, all cop” starring Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane, The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak.

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