Bleeding Cool has uncovered the first official synopsis for Jose Padilha’s upcoming ROBOCOP reboot and …it reads exactly like the original film. What a shock.
Between the dull synopsis below (I thought this was going to different) and the ED-209 redesign (Bayformer, Bayformer, BAYFORMER!!!) that hit the net last week, my interest in this flick is quickly dwindling. Remember back when Darren Aronofsky was going to helm this? Remember back when Michael Fassbender and Russell Crowe were up for the lead? Oh well...
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.
For comparison’s sake, here’s the synopsis for Paul Verhoeven’s ROBOCOP:
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!
[via Bleeding Cool]