First Official Plot Synopsis for José Padilha's ROBOCOP Debuts
Yesterday, a press release concerning the distribution rights of the movie in Western Europe was revealed, and it also includes the first official synopsis for José Padilha's remake of Paul Verhoven's sci-fi classic, RoboCop. Check it out after the jump.
Studio Canal has recently acquired the United Kingdom, German, and French rights for José Padilha's reboot/remake movie, RoboCop, and following that, we have a press release which includes the official plot synopsis of the movie.....
Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2012) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) today announced that Studio Canal has acquired rights to RoboCop, MGM and Sony’s reboot of the 1987 sci-fi action classic, in the UK, France and Germany. Studio Canal will release director José Padilha’s RoboCop theatrically and across platforms including video, VOD and television, with certain limited exceptions. The announcement was made by Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of MGM, and Olivier Courson, Chairman and CEO of Studio Canal.
"MGM is thrilled to be bringing RoboCop back to the big screen," said Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of MGM. "Studio Canal is the ideal partner to help us share the reimagined, action-packed classic with audiences in the UK, France and Germany."
"Studio Canal is extremely happy to be partnering with MGM on RoboCop. We have been admirers of the director José Padilha since we first saw and distributed the award winning Elite Squad in the United Kingdom. As film fans, we cannot wait to see his vision of this new RoboCop with such an incredible cast including Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, and Samuel Jackson and with producers like Marc Abraham and Eric Newman," said Olivier Courson, Chairman and CEO of Studio Canal.
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.
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.
Studio Canal will release RoboCop theatrically in the UK, France and Germany in 2013. Studio Canal acquired the rights to the film for 20 years.
It indeed doesn't reveal much, but the overall premise sure sounds familiar; a possible indication that it doesn't try to deviate much from Paul Verhoven's original version. So, what do you think of this? As usual, sound off with your thoughts on the space provided below.
José Padilha's RoboCop is a remake of Paul Verhoven's sci-fi classic movie of the same name. It currently stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role, with a line of impressive supporting cast that includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, and Hugh Laurie. The movie is set to be released on August 9, 2013.
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