The RoboCop remake has probably fielded more media scrutiny recently than the Total Recall remake, despite the fact production just started earlier today. Why is that? Because fake pictures of the new armor were released earlier this summer? The script allegedly leaked online and was awful beyond words? Was it Jose Padilha complaining to Spanish media about lack of creative control? It's hard to say...
Put all previous issues aside for a moment, and realize the first official look at the new RoboCop is finally upon us. Comin Soon was able to capture set photos from Toronto, Canada of star Joel Kinnaman in the cyborg cop suit, and it ditches the traditional silver in favor of a sleak black suit like that of a superhero.
Check it out. Do you like what you see?
While it's obviously a clear improvement over the original, it's hardly a home run. I guess because we've see so many similar looking suits in other films. At least, we can see Kinnaman's face this time lending some validity to the images.
I for one still have high hopes for this movie, especially since Paul Verhoveven's RoboCop was so corny in parts. The supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael K. Williams are another reason for optimism amid the bad press.
We hope to show you more from the set of RoboCop soon. The goal is to have the film ready for theatrical release by August 9, 2013.