Sony Pictures brings back Robocop in new avatar

NEW DELHI: Hollywood flick Robocop, which broke all box-office records when it was first released in 1987, is now being brought back by Sony Pictures in a new avatar.


The success of the first version had launched a huge franchise which led to the production of two sequels, various television series, video games and comic books. Entertainment Weekly declared it the #14 Greatest Action Movie of All Time and it was on both Empire magazine’s “500 Greatest Movies of all Time” list and New York Times’ “Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made” list.


The new version directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad) being released in India on 14 February 2014 stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, and Abbie Cornish.


In this re-envisioning of the classic movie, 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 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 utilises 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.


The first trailer of the new ROBOCOP can be viewed on

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