On Super Bowl Sunday, ‘Robocop’ was among the films to be promoted during the big game along with ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. Later on in the week, fans were treated to a closer look at Jose Padilha’s remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic directed by Paul Verhoeven starring Peter Weller because a two-part featurette was released to introduce the audience to various aspects of the film.
In the first part of the featurette titled ‘Man And Machine’, the cast and crew discuss the technology used in the film and how close we are in this day and age to having the things that we’ll be seeing in Robocop’s universe. Also, they briefly explore the process that Alex Murphy goes through to become part human being and part robot. You can check that out below:
Then, in the second part of the featurette, the video takes a look at the ethical and philosophical elements that are explored in the movie when they combine a human and a machine together as one. The cast and crew are joined by professors and futurists to discuss the idea of free will and the illusion of free will that gets explored in the film. You can see that right down there:
If you’re looking for more information on the upcoming remake, here’s the official synopsis of the story:
In ‘RoboCop’, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 utilizes 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.
Are you excited to catch ‘Robocop’ in theaters later this month? Do you think that it will live up to the original film from Paul Verhoeven? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Robocop’ starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson will find you dead or alive in theaters on February 12, 2014.