Movie Posters

First 'RoboCop' Remake Poster is Shiny and Plain

Your move... whatever that means

Movie posters like this give the impression movies are nothing but products. When it comes to studio features, that's really all they are, but it's when they look this cheap and plastic it doesn't give me much hope for the final product.

Below is the first poster for the upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman in the title role. The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 (Kinnaman) 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 utilizes 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.

Kinnaman is joined by Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in the movie which will hit theaters February 7, 2014.

Check out the poster below and I've included the trailer directly above if you missed it earlier.

robocop-poster
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    This movie looks great!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    I like that suit, I'm not a fan of the previous installments, though I do want to revisit the first one again to see how feel about it now.

    The cast for this one has me interested at least.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/EPayneDDS/ EPayneDDS

    I have a sinking feeling this movie is actually going to make a lot of money...

    • Chris Etrata

      It's probably going to be panned too but the audience won't care. It's like MOS.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

      I don't... I think it will likely perform similarly to Dredd 3D.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    It's like a Xenomorph mated with KITT..............

    Anyways, I don't revere the original enough to be offended by a remake but I'm sure it'll lack the satirical undertones Verhoeven brought to it in 1987. The trailer looked slick and glossy and it didn't entirely not remind me of last year's 'Total Recall' remake on that front.

    Of course I then recall that film's glossy visuals and action passed a rainy autumn afternoon acceptably so there might be a place where this film ultimately does something similar.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I thought the trailer looked awful, but that poster looks pretty nice.

    Still, there's no way it can be better than the original.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

    I hate when they use a quote from the original movie as the tagline. It makes me want to see the original not this one.

    I really can't get behind this one. Though I couldn't get behind the Total Recall remake either. I think Robocop is a product of its time and obviously they have to make changes to exist for a 2014 audience. But it just looks so...generic. The one thing the original didn't look was generic. Watching the trailer in 1987, you hadn't seen anything like that, then the movie which was a satire on violence that was pretty violent was something we hadn't seen. I watch the Robocop remake trailer and I think of the Total Recall remake trailer. And it looks like they've taken the things out of the film (the violence, the social commentary, the humor) and replaced them with... well, meh. I know everyone complains about remakes, but why do we keep making them? Nobody seems to like them, Total Recall failed, The Day the Earth Stood Still failed, it's hard to find a sci fi remake that was a hit. (Maybe Spielberg's War of the Worlds). I mean have reached such creative bankruptcy where Hollywood just keeps making things that have proven to not work?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

      Correction, I Am Legend was the last sci fi film that was a box office hit. That was 2007. In that time, we've had Total Recall (failed) The Day the Earth Stood Still (failed) and The Thing (failed). And was I Am Legend a remake or just an adaptation from a book that was already made into two movies? Other sci fi remakes include Rollerball (failed) The Time Machine (failed) Godzilla (failed) Planet of the Apes (made money but still considered a failure) The Invasion (failed) Vanilla Sky (hit, but did main audiences know it was a remake?) Pretty pointless it seems.

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    As a big fan of The Killing (moment of grief for its recent cancellation), I am excited to see Joel Kinnaman leading a big project. I'm curious for now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    very slick poster.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    The poster's ok, the trailer less so. I suspect it'll be the second best Robocop movie ever made.

  • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

    This movie still looks terrible, although that is actually a half-decent poster. I strongly encourage everyone to avoid this film like the plague and instead go watch Paul Verhoven's 1987 original film, that still remains one of my all time favorite action/sci-fi flicks.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

      I loved the original as well — I'm definitely avoiding it, however I am hoping the trailers are completely misleading and the film isn't a dumb action movie but a film with a message about drones strikes and indiscriminate remote killing without explanation. I sincerely doubt It, lol I do hope the film isn't lazy Hollywood reboot-itis.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

      *LIKE*

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      C'mon.... don't claim it's awful when you obviously haven't seen it or even seen a snippit of a review.

  • http://www.javiersolorzanocasarin.com XaviCasarin

    It looks terrible, a rip off, not a remake. It lacks all the edge and atmosphere of the original. I don't care for this movie, even if Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman are in it

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Why is everyone so down on this? Has no one seen Elite Squad? Give Padilha a chance and pray that he didn't lose control to the studio.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

      Well that's the issue... I seem to remember reading that Padiha was having issues with the studio, and that they were somewhat killing his creativity with it all.

  • David Marc

    Well, the Total Recall remake was ok so this one should be fine right? ;)