RoboCop is an upcoming 2014 American science fiction action film directed by José Padilha. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and a reboot of the RoboCop film series, making it the fourth installment of the franchise. The film stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role.
Screen Gems first announced a remake in 2005, but it was halted one year later. Darren Aronofsky and David Self were originally assigned to direct and write the film, respectively, for a tentative 2010 release. The film was delayed numerous times, and Padilha signed on in 2011. In March 2012, MGM announced an August 2013 release, but that was then changed to February 2014. The principal characters were cast from March to July 2012. Principal photography began in September 2012 in Toronto and Vancouver, with additional locations in Hamilton, and Detroit in the United States.
The film is scheduled for release in both the United States and United Kingdom on February 7, 2014.
In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and honest cop doing his best to fight crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured by a car bomb outside his home, OmniCorp utilize their knowledge in robotics to save Murphy's life. Murphy returns to the streets of his city with new abilities and issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a police officer who is injured in an explosion and transformed into the cyborg RoboCop.
Gary Oldman as Dr. Dennett Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop.
Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp.
Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a media mogul who exercises compelling charm that inspires devotion in others.
Abbie Cornish as Clara Murphy, Alex's wife.
Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop.
Michael Kenneth Williams as Officer Jack Lewis, Alex's former partner.
Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline
Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for OmniCorp.
Aimee Garcia as Kim, a scientist who works with Dr. Dennett Norton.
John Paul Ruttan as David Murphy, Alex's son.
Miguel Ferrer as Vallon
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police.
Douglas Urbanski as Mayor Durant, the mayor of Detroit.
Zach Grenier as Senator Dreyfuss