RoboCop Viral Vid Online

ED-209 is back!

New ED-209

With the reboot tag already hanging over it, the new version of RoboCop really will have to go some to improve upon Paul Verhoeven’s iconic original. So MGM is firing the first blast of its marketing salvo in the run up to Comic-Con by launching this viral site. Take a look at the video running on it below.

Presented as an Omnicorp briefing message, it includes a look at some of the company’s projects, including aerial drone XT-908 and a certain Mr Edward-209, who has gotten a CG makeover here but still looks remarkably like Phil Tippett’s classic ‘bot. It’ll have its work cut out to match the pure charisma and comic value of the stair-hating original, but at least they seem to respect the fact that the Enforcement Droid was well designed from the outset.

As for Alex Murphy / RoboCop (played, in this film by Joel Kinnaman), we get a very brief look at part of him, and we’d be surprised if we didn’t see more at Comic-Con, even if nothing official has been announced. For more details, head to the Omnicorp site. Go take a look. You have 20 seconds to comply...

With Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie among the cast and Jose Padilha calling the shots, the new RoboCop will be out on August 9, 2013. You now have 15 seconds to comply...