A 10-foot-tall statue of RoboCop has been built in Detroit after backers donated money to a Kickstarter campaign.
Their $67,436 total was raised by 2,771 backers, and, now, to celebrate, the sculpture has uploaded various images of his creation to the Kickstarter page.
On the campaign’s webpage, Team Robo, has uploaded information on the project, stating, “Just take a look at RoboCop in his 10-foot-tall pixel-atom-perfect glory.”
It then added, “So far he’s passed from you, the backers, to Fred Barton’s expert custom sculpting, to Across The Board Creation’s 3D scanning, digital enlarging, physical fabrication, and assembly in foam, wax, clay, and steel, and now he’s headed to to Venus Bronze Works in Detroit for casting and manufacturing in bronze. We bow to all parties for going above and beyond.”
The money was raised in 2011 after it was suggested to Detroit Mayor David Bing, and now backers have started to speculate where it will be placed in the city, with many suggesting that Roosevelt Park is top of the list. It could even be unveiled in spring 2014.
RoboCop is a 1987 science fiction action movie that was directed by Paul Verhoeven and starred Peter Weller as Alex Murphy, a police officer who is brutally murdered and then revived by Omincorp and turned into the titular cyborg.
It is now regarded as a cult classic and a reboot is planned to be released in 2014. It will star The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, and Michael Kenneth Williams.
Various images have now been uploaded showing off Kinnaman as Murphy, whilst a teaser trailer from July 2012 also gave us a brief glimpse of the new RoboCop, and introduced us to Omincorp’s robot based technology.
The corporation’s mission statement reads, “We don’t do passive technology. At OmniCorp, our solutions generate a beacon of safety that we shine upon on the dangers of the day. No matter the obstacle – political, cultural, philosophical – we pursue our convictions around the globe to secure peace of mind at home. And when this requires bold new direction, we never allow doubt to shrink our duty. When your quality of life is in the balance, our leadership team will tip the scales.”
Are you looking forward to the new RoboCop? What do you think of the statue?