The new trailer for the upcoming remake of Robocop features Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton in a robophobic America.
The clip opens with director Jose Padilha talking about his experience working on the film, and how grateful and excited he was to get this opportunity. While talking about how he was a fan of the original, which was made in 1987, he suggested that it was ahead of its time, aesthetically and thematically, and already predicted the use of automated violence in the future.
The film's trailer begins with Pat Novak (Jackson), who is the host of The Novak Element and a prominent supporter of mechanized crime control, giving a speech in which he suggests that even the worst neighborhood in America could be made completely safe. He goes on to say that this was being put in to affect in every country except America, there are clips from the film showing places that look like the Middle-East being policed by armed robots. Novak concludes his talk by asking the audience why that is not the case in America, and why the country was being so robophobic.
As the executives at a robotics company discuss the pros and cons of putting machines on the street, they realize that they need to build a robot with a conscience. Eventually Michael Keaton's character has a solution: "We're going to put a man inside a machine."
After many heavy tests and working on tactile responses, the robocops are sent out into the world. Joel Kinnaman, who is a family man and is injured in a car accident, is finally transformed into a robocops.
The screenplay was written Nick Schenk, Joshua Zetumer, and James Vanderbilt. The film also stars Gary Oldman.
The film releases on Feb. 12 2014.
Watch the trailer here: