The first trailer for the long-awaited RoboCop reboot has arrived. The film stars The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman as officer Alex James Murphy, who is transformed into mostly machine after suffering burns from a car bomb over 80 percent of his body. Director Jose Padilha strayed from the 1987 story slightly by having Murphy’s transformation occur while he’s alive.
The trailer opens with scenes of chaos as crime runs rampant. A menacing Samuel L. Jackson infers that a technological revolution is on the way, leading to Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman describing new advances in crime fighting. The scene cuts to Kinnaman and his wife, played by Abbie Cornish, just before the explosion. Oldman saves the badly burned crime fighter, which is when Keaton decides to use him as an experiment for the new technology, which gives “the illusion of freewill.” But it’s not long until the clever cop learns how to override the system.
RoboCop hits theaters on February 7th, 2014.