Watch Samuel L. Jackson Chew Up Some Scenery In This New ‘Robocop’ Remake Trailer

Because there is nothing new under the sun, there is a “Robocop” reboot that is going to get all up in your grill soon. We have feels about this, not because original Robocop was so good (BECAUSE IT WASN’T YOU GUYS) but because we’re not sure why it needs to be remade. That said, this trailer that begins wtih Samuel L. Jackson quasi-TED-talking his way into ‘Merica getting all drone and robot-policed might change our minds, but we’re going to wait and see how the crucial Michael Keaton/Gary Oldman balance works out. If it tips Oldman, we’re in. But if “Robocop 2” gets a reboot, we will burn the earth to the ground.

The film isn’t in theaters until February of 2014, so sit tight, people.

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  • Jason M

    I’ll buy that for a dollar! (Someone hadda say it.)

  • mookworthjwilson

    The original Robocop was an amazing satire…I bet you probably didn’t like or “get” Starship Troopers either!!!

    • rebecca

      YEAH. TELL ER.

    • Dylan Black

      Oh you mean how it took a book that wasn’t a satire and turned it into a movie that was basically the exact same turgid antifacist slog as the original robocop?And I LIKED the original robocop…as an action movie with a cyborg cop as its centerpiece. Its social commentary and overall plotting are clumsy at best though, and Starship Troopers is significantly worse.

  • $73376667

    And because no pretty, pretty actors are willing to spend that much time on screen with half their face obscured, they have to go all Horatio Caine with a CGI visor.

  • calliecallie

    As long as they film some of it in Detroit, I’m good.

    • $73376667

      I’m not sure they’re even driving Detroit.

  • $73376667

    Besides the DramaVisor9000, I’m also noticing that Murphy will be protecting us from the Cylons rather than greedy, corrupt corporations trying to ruin America Detroit America.Also also: distinct lack of female cops with speaking roles.

    • natoslug

      How about sammich-making roles?

  • Joline Z

    If it’s anything like the “Total Recall” remake, it’s a totally different movie with the same name – outside of the suit similarities.

  • $73376667
  • Yep.


  • Dylan Black

    The thing that disturbs me most about the angry nerd response to this movie is that people are obsessed about them not choosing to remove his arm the way they casually and callously do in the first movie. It seems to me this movie is trying to tell a story that is somewhat different from the original, and frankly that is a good thing.