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We now know the year Robocop's story is set and more details about the story itself

Jul. 16, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Fun fact of the day for you: 2029, the year in which ROBOCOP takes place, is also an important date in a certain other sci-fi franchise involving men and machines.

“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.”

So basically this sounds like... Robocop.  More is sure to come as production continues to ramp up in preparation for the fall start date, so look for that here.  In the meantime, check out the sort-of-viral-campaign-related poster below!

Update: the poster was actually fan-made.  So well done to that fan for making something relatively cool, I suppose.

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3:42PM on 07/16/2012
Yeah! Woo! I can't fucking wait to watch Robocop!

*goes on Netflix, watches Robocop*
Yeah! Woo! I can't fucking wait to watch Robocop!

*goes on Netflix, watches Robocop*
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3:52PM on 07/16/2012

I'm really getting pessimistic on this...

I'm a huge fan of the original Robo (as it both contains an insane amount of violence *AND* serves as political satire), but this just sounds like "Emo RoboCop" ...Jose Padilha better not screw this up
I'm a huge fan of the original Robo (as it both contains an insane amount of violence *AND* serves as political satire), but this just sounds like "Emo RoboCop" ...Jose Padilha better not screw this up
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5:06PM on 07/16/2012
How did you get Emo Robocop out of this? Simply because he has to deal with issues a regular man never faced before? Of course this is true: he is a robotic man. That sentence doesn't mean this movie will be about Alex Murphy having an emotional crisis, just that he responds to the drastic change in his life. Other than that, the synopsis hardly sounds emo in any way (and Joel Kinneman doesn't seem emo to me; nor does the director's past work). There is nothing wrong with adding some
How did you get Emo Robocop out of this? Simply because he has to deal with issues a regular man never faced before? Of course this is true: he is a robotic man. That sentence doesn't mean this movie will be about Alex Murphy having an emotional crisis, just that he responds to the drastic change in his life. Other than that, the synopsis hardly sounds emo in any way (and Joel Kinneman doesn't seem emo to me; nor does the director's past work). There is nothing wrong with adding some emotional depth to the story.
5:14PM on 07/16/2012

So he's not ACTUALLY dead??

Specially to his family and society? Because in the original he really died, but his brain survived, which was a key aspect.....Or is he going to be just seriously injured, and the body's just going to be "upgraded", Six Million Dollar Man style?? A Bit confused here. Anyway, I was a big doubter first, as the original is one of my most favorite movie of alltime.....But have to say, the cast alone is giving me hope for a better than average remake. Come on, Hugh Laurie as the baddie, with Gary
Specially to his family and society? Because in the original he really died, but his brain survived, which was a key aspect.....Or is he going to be just seriously injured, and the body's just going to be "upgraded", Six Million Dollar Man style?? A Bit confused here. Anyway, I was a big doubter first, as the original is one of my most favorite movie of alltime.....But have to say, the cast alone is giving me hope for a better than average remake. Come on, Hugh Laurie as the baddie, with Gary Oldman & Sam Jackson?!! I can't fucking wait!
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12:01AM on 07/17/2012

The suit

I really really hope they don't f*ck up up the suit, it is so vital to the movie. Hope they keep it as close to the earlier one.

I reserve my judgement till I see some photos/teaser.
I really really hope they don't f*ck up up the suit, it is so vital to the movie. Hope they keep it as close to the earlier one.

I reserve my judgement till I see some photos/teaser.
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1:12AM on 07/17/2012
Deus Ex: Robocop Evolution?
Deus Ex: Robocop Evolution?
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