Comic-Con 2012 Recap: ROBOCOP Teaser Poster & Official Synopsis Revealed
Published: July 25, 2012 - 7:35am
Robocop, a remake of the 1987 sci-fi/action film that features a cybernetic law enforcement officer who patrols the streets of Detroit, is currently in production in preparation for theatrical release in 2013.
Robocop is being directed by José Padilha (Tropa de Elite/Elite Squad) off a screenplay by Josh Zetumer (Quantum of Solace, The Bourne Legacy) and Nick Schenk (Gran Torino). The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Hugh Laurie, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel and Peter Weller and will be released in theaters August 9th, 2013.
At this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, Sony Pictures released a detailed synopsis for the upcoming film as well as it's teaser poster (courtesy of Cine1.com):
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre 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.