First Look At Robocop's ED-209
OmniCorp website has the tech
Spotters' badge to Coming Soon for picking up on some interesting additions to the OmniCorp website Sony has set up to promote its Robocop reboot. Additions to the armoury of OmniCorp (ominous slogan: "We've got the future under control") include some scary-looking droids and other miscellaneous tech.
The first glimpse of the new Robocop suit set Empire's forum ablaze - and not in an entirely good way - so we'll be following your feedback on this little lot closely. The XT-908 aerial drone indicates a state that's repressing its people from sky as well as ground, while the new-look ED-209 is, refreshingly, pretty similar to the version created by Phil Tippett and Randy Dutra, even down to its 'battle'-worn detailing.
Director José Padilha's slant on the cyber-copper gives Joel Kinnaman the title role, and that of his pre-injury, fully human version, Alex Murphy. Gary Oldman plays a scientist who helps convert Kinnaman’s cop into the cyborg officer, while Samuel L. Jackson is Pat Novak, a “charismatic TV mogul", presumably with a touch of the Bill O'Reillys about him.
Robocop is out in the UK on August 9, 2014. Look out for the ED-209 inspired rave kinda-anthem '20 Seconds To Comply', meanwhile, on the soundtrack of The World's End this week.