‘Robocop’ Trailer Hits The Streets [Video]

The first Robocop trailer has hit the internet.

The year in this film is 2028, which will probably be awkward if things don’t catch up technology-wise by then. Anyway, drones have made it possible to win wars by remote, and homeland security believes that using the same technology can eliminate crime in the streets. Alex Murphy, however (played by Joel Kinnaman), is severely injured in the line of duty and only an experimental form of technology can save his life and bring him back to top form. The experiment turns out successful as he returns to the mean streets of Detroit, and experiences new issues he never had as a normal man.

Due to hit theaters February 7, 2014, the Robocop reboot stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

The first Robocop trailer begins with a drone flying over a busy as usual Detroit street, large buildings to each side. It appears the crime rate in Detroit is out of control as we see smoke rising from beyond a bridge, and police in riot gear keeping what peace they can in streets dotted with fires. A group of people are seen running with a parcel before the words on the screen read, “When crime is out of control, the only solution isn’t human.”

Samuel L. Jackson then announces that we are on the eve of a technological revolution, and we get our first glimpses of the Robocop armor in the remake trailer.

Michael Keaton, an officer in charge, says we need a figure Americans can rally behind.

Then we see Alex Murphy kissing his wife goodbye before heading to his car, and it explodes next to him. Scientists explain to his wife that the only way to revive him will leave him paralyzed from the waist down. Alex, now Robocop, wakes up and finds himself in a robotic body, and initially doesn’t like it. Soon we see Robocop in action as he uses infrared to target criminals. One of the challenges Alex has to face is showing his family what he has become, it seems, and figuring out whether he or the machine is in control.

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