Everything old is new again.
No sooner has Len Wiseman‘s apparently fairly anemic “Total Recall“ come and gone from our cinemas than news reaches me of the next Paul Verhoeven film due for an
unjustified kicking nifty remake and remodel.
“Robocop”, Jose Padilha’s spin on the dark future of law enforcement, has begun to lens in Canada and the first paparazzo pics have hit the net – we have the fine droogs at ComingSoon.Net to thank for the image shown above.
I’m not quite sure what to make of the new Robocop depicted above – I’m getting a distinct “G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra”/“Guyver”/every movie with a hero strapped into a body-conscious slab of matt black body armour vibe from what new Murphy, Joel Kinnaman is wearing in that long shot.
Of course, it’s easy to be snarky when all that you’re seeing is a quickly snapped photograph, taken at a distance, of what adds up to first pass, location photography – we’ve not seen how/if the armour will be enhanced, the subtleties of Kinnaman’s physical performance and what direction Padilha’s production is directing. It’s a little early to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ based on one photograph, but this is the internet, so I’m sure that some bunch of forumite taste makers has already called the future prospects of this new remake based on this lone pic.
Don’t mess with my Robo, losers – or I’ll send Clarence Boddicker, Detroit’s lethal legend, after your Gucci Loafer-sporting, corporate suited butts. And he’s not a nice man (YouTube link contains NSFW awesomeness…)
- ‘RoboCop’ Set Photos Reveal New Armor (screenrant.com)
- ROBOCOP Remake Begins Filming in Toronto; Set Images Reveal First Look at New Armor (collider.com)
- Here is Your First Look at the New Robocop (geeksyndicate.wordpress.com)