RoboCop trailer gets it right?
Well colour me surprised. I have to admit that in the revelry of the remakes for films I thought that RoboCop was going to be another one destined for a half-hearted, profit focussed remake. That might still be the case but from this trailer I'm beginning to wonder if they might just have the story and tone set perfectly.
The remake of RoboCop is being directed by José Padilha who directed Ônibus 174 (Bus 174) (Filmstalker review), Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) (Filmstalker review) and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro) (Filmstalker review), was written by Nick Schenk, David Self, James Vanderbilt and Joshua Zetumer, and stars the names of Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Aimee Garcia, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Miguel Ferrer, and more.
The new RoboCop certainly has the references to the previous film but it doesn't look like it's hinging on them or playing them out for the nods to the audience to appease them and try and pull them into the cinemas, from the trailer it looks as though its embraced them and delivered its own story too.
Of course it is hard to say from a single trailer, so often they are made by a separate group or company and pulled from the footage that is available to try and make the film as marketable as possible, but that's all we have to go on.
Here is that trailer through TrailerAddict for the new and improved RoboCop - Yes, I know, I've heard the same things about the suit:
What do you think? I like the look and the fact they've decided to make changes. While being respectful to the original they haven't decided to go for the satirical view of the world and it looks like they're cutting a darker, harder version. So far, I'm excited by the way it looks.