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New-Look ED-209 Unveiled In RoboCop Viral Video

So how bad-ass will Jose Padhilha’s ROBOCOP remake be? Only time will tell, but in the meantime,  THN has uncovered the first look at a character fans will be familiar with – ED-209. The deadly robot brought to life by stop-motion effects in Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent classic, has been given the special treatment with the first look in this viral video. Keeping in style with the original design, with stilt-like movement, the bulky tank bot appears to have been given a slick-but-simple makeover. It gets a thumbs up from us – providing we’re given 10 seconds to comply!

The video comes with the following statement:

For a half-century, these words have set the framework upon which OmniCorp has aimed to build a brighter world.

We don’t do passive technology. At OmniCorp, our solutions generate a beacon of safety that we shine upon on the dangers of the day. No matter the obstacle – political, cultural, philosophical – we pursue our convictions around the globe to secure peace of mind at home. And when this requires bold new direction, we never allow doubt to shrink our duty. When your quality of life is in the balance, our leadership team will tip the scales.

Our products have elevated your lives. Our people have inspired your future. Our passion will always be at your side.

THN thinks this remake holds a lot of promise. As iconic and awesome as Verhoeven’s 1987 effort is, there is no doubt it has dated quite a bit. But that’s also part of the charm I suppose, along with the absurdity and excess of a future Detroit. With the new version, there’s also a first-rate cast involved, with Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie as the main players, plus don’t forget rising-star Joel Kinnaman as doomed Officer Alex Murphy, who will be stepping into the metallic body-suit, which is also expected to get an overhaul.

ROBOCOP is currently in production and is expected in cinemas 9th August 2013.

Source: OmniCorp

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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