There are a lot of mixed feelings already towards Jose Padilha's ROBOCOP, and those who are dead set against seeing it will only find this next bit of info to be even more reason to avoid it when it hits theaters February 12 2014. The MPAA has given the Joel Kinnaman-starring remake its rating and (no big surprise here) it has been labeled PG-13 for “intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material."
I've pretty much dug everything we've seen so far from the trailers, although I may be in the minority on that. Still, I'll reserve judgment on it until I actually see it. WORLD WAR Z was PG-13, after all. ROBOCOP may still be able to surprise us.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Directed by Jose Padilha, ROBOCOP stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates ROBOCOP, and Samuel L. Jackson as media mogul Pat Novak. The film is eyeing a Feb. 12, 2014 release.