In two months, the RoboCop reboot will hit theaters in the United States. While Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original is considered a science fiction classic, the new film from Brazilian director José Padilha will take an updated approach to the source material. The RoboCop remake will open up the character to a new generation of moviegoers, but it still might alienate fans of the original who feel the 1987 version is a near-perfect film. We’ll see whether or not RoboCop will be worth watching this February, but for now we have new images from the film that suggest it might be.
Sony has released six new images from RoboCop, along with a keen banner image for international audiences. The remake appears to be taking a new approach than Verhoeven’s original film. Padilha’s remake looks like it will focus more on the people RoboCop/Alex Murphy’s transformation affects, namely his family and the scientist who built him. The images below show off many of the film’s supporting characters, including Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), a military tactician; Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), the scientist who creates RoboCop; Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), the CEO of OmniCorp; and Clara Murphy (Abbie Cornish), Alex’s wife.