‘RoboCop’: Abbie Cornish Loves The Remake

Abbie Cornish loves the remake of RoboCop.

Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake won’t hit the big screen until February 7, 2014, but that’s not stopping lead actress Abbie Cornish from singing its praises. The Limitless star raved about playing Ellen Murphy in the remake of the sci-fi action classic.

Abbie Cornish says RoboCop is going to be “a massively kick-ass film. … I actually have a voicemail message from Jose Padilha, the director. He says in the message, ‘I don’t think we’ve got a great movie. I think we’ve got a classic.'”

With a cast including Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, the RoboCop remake shows signs of definitely kicking ass.

The story of RoboCop happens in the year 2028, with mega-company OmniCorp being at the center of all robot technology. America’s wars are being won thanks to OmniCorp’s drones, mirroring real-life events of today, and OmniCorp wants to bring the drone technology to the streets in an effort to stop crime. Alex Murphy is a role-model; a good cop, a good father, and a loving husband. Alex, played by Joel Kinnaman, is wounded in the line of duty, and brought back to life by Omnicorp’s technology, therefore becoming the RoboCop. Alex now has abilities he never had before, but with new abilities comes new problems.

The original RoboCop, Peter Weller has his own take on the remake:

“I wish them well, but they’re going to have to tow a heavy barge, man. I just watched the [original] movie on its 25th anniversary; we had two screenings … one in Dallas, where it was shot, and then at UCLA where [the film’s writers] Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier met. … I thought, ‘This is one of the most brilliant movies I’ve ever seen.’ It’s prescient economically, in the privatization of politics, about race — I mean, they wrote that in 1981, for crying out loud!”

What do you think? Do you agree with Abbie Cornish about the RoboCop remake?