ROBOCOP (1987): Unused Vehicle Designs For Robo-Car

ROBOCOP (1987): Unused Vehicle Designs For Robo-Car

Film Sketchr has posted some fantastic unused vehicle designs, created by conceptual illustrator Robert Webb, for Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic, RoboCop. Which starred Peter Weller as Officer Alex J. Murphy. Hit the jump to check out Robo-Car.

RoboCop, in Paul Verhoeven's 1987 film, was originally supposed to drive around in a custom built vehicle, like Batman does. It had several nicknames: "Robo-Car," "Robo-Mobile" and "Turbo-Car." A final design was complete and brought to set, but when the crew reacted with laughter director Paul Verhoeven decided to scrap it and go with a Ford Taurus. Surprisingly, Ford wanted nothing to do with the film. Mostly cause of the excessive violence. This forced producers to purchase the vehicles outright, instead of normally getting them for free in exchange for free publicity. Now, let's take a look at some of the early and final designs for the Robo-Car that artist Robert Webb illustrated.
Concept Art by Robert Webb, via Film Sketchr

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There's a new law enforcer in town and he's half man, half machine! From the director of Total Recall and Basic Instinct comes a "sci-fi fantasy with sleek, high-powered drive" (Time) about an indestructible high-tech policeman who dishes out justice at every turn! When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by some ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called "RoboCop." Impervious to bullets and bombs, and equipped with high-tech weaponry, RoboCop quickly makes a name for himself by cleaning up the crime-ridden streets of violence-ravaged Detroit. But despite his new, hardened exterior, RoboCop is tormented by scraps of memory of his former life, and relives vivid nightmares of his own death at the hands of the vicious killers. Now he is out to seek more than justice...he wants revenge!

Actors: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith
Directors: Paul Verhoeven * Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
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