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First Look: Set Pictures Reveal Sleek New Futuristic 'RoboCop' Suit

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by Gabe Toro
September 15, 2012 3:12 PM
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So yeah. Put on your Bad Idea Jeans, we’re about to delve right back into the world of the “RoboCop” remake. With a summer '13 release date slotted, the film is currently shooting in Toronto, and with it comes the very first on-set pics of a sexy, sleek, futuristic robot cop formerly identified as Officer Alex Murphy.

As seen here at Coming Soon, the pics from the first day of shooting showcase a much more streamlined design, less bulky and more accommodating for casual body movement. The second pic looks like that visor will be removed, and we’ll have a greater chance to see star Joel Kinnaman’s adorable punum than we did Peter Weller’s in the Paul Verhoeven original from 1987. We're curious to see what the nerd reaction will be and are expecting a lot of "Look, it's the Guyver!" but we wouldn't be surprised at most people rolling their eyes and sighing. Black is the new black.

Of course, spy pics rarely look good, and in fact the RoboCop suit could possibly undergo a radical post-production CGI revision. These might even be preliminary suits -- who's to say RoboCop won't have a mid-film tech upgrade? Though the suit would look good under a Hawaiian shirt. Photoshoppers, get on that. 

"RoboCop," nonetheless, has a sterling cast that includes Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Michael K. Williams. You'll buy that for a dollar, in 3D, August 9th, 2013.

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21 Comments

  • Nick | September 20, 2012 2:39 PMReply

    Fuck this shit, needs to be rated R and whoever came up with the new suit design needs to be shot in public In front of children to set an exsample. So many mistakes already being made with this film. Eat a dick Hollywood !!! Bunch of rapist just giving robocop a good ramming with no Lube. Way to go fuckers !!!

  • Kim | September 16, 2012 4:23 PMReply

    For some reason my first reaction to seeing these pictures is I feel bad for Joel Kinnaman. It looks like the suit is hot to work in and is a pain. The second picture you can see that.

  • james | September 17, 2012 7:04 AM

    He looks sad and wondering how on earth he ended up doing this.

  • Ken | September 16, 2012 8:50 AMReply

    I hope you guys are as pumped about the final instalment of the Twilight series as you are about the RoboCops black body. It's going to be an exciting year FO SHIZZLE!

  • Gabe | September 16, 2012 2:40 AMReply

    go die. Can you be bit optimistic at least once?

  • GreyLynx | September 16, 2012 1:25 AMReply

    http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/4/2009/05/robocop_costume.jpg
    it's very much a compact version of the original suits design, the all black everything makes it fit better with police regulation uniform, as well as allowing for better stealth use.

  • Momentos | September 16, 2012 1:23 AMReply

    the helmet is the same -except black of course, i dig that the suit is black also, BUT i dont like the way the texture looks, it seems to rubbery like batman, i was hoping for the design they had in the first viral video commercial months back. Nonetheless, the COULD quite possibly be a classic, probably wont outshine to original but it could start up its own to era, i feel the film deserves a reboot for some reason, if done correctly, this film could shoot Robocop into another level of hero/super- stardom up there with Batman, Ironman, Spider man.

  • Huffy | September 15, 2012 11:32 PMReply

    Unfair to judge it but I'm not digging it. Part of what made the original Robocop effective was how much like a machine it looked, which of course played into on of the film's key themes of Murphy's struggle to reconnect with his humanity. This looks more like a suit, like something you'd see in one of Nolan's Batman films. It's probably just my love for the first film clouding my judgement so I hope that it'll be more effective in motion.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | September 15, 2012 4:59 PMReply

    My childhood ain't feelin' it...

  • zatopek | September 15, 2012 4:29 PMReply

    So they decided to combine Batman with Iron Man. That'll get the kids to see this.

  • Pon Raul 2012 | September 15, 2012 3:47 PMReply

    The PG-13 rating has been confirmed. Robocop 3 is the only PG-13 Robocop film thus far, and we all know what a masterpiece that was.

  • PON RAUL 2012 | September 16, 2012 5:00 AM

    Aw, hell no, Greyknx. You did not just diss Fred Dekker. He was raped by the studio on Robocop 3.

    You can't show jack in a PG-13 flick. You always gotta cutaway and change the color of blood. Are friggen kidding me? This is Robocop, hombre. You PG-13 apologists crack me up. Especially when you look at something like the original Red Dawn - now back then you could show some serious violence in a PG-13 flick, not to the level of Robocop, but it was something at least.

  • Greylynx | September 16, 2012 1:27 AM

    When you consider you can get away with alot using PG-13(basically by implying the violence) and it's not the same director as RC3, I wouldn't expect it to turn out to be just like RC3

  • eric | September 15, 2012 7:58 PM

    which one was Robocop 3?

  • Josh T Galloway | September 15, 2012 3:36 PMReply

    Looks like the Guyver to me.

  • GuyverLynx | September 16, 2012 1:28 AM

    Then you haven't seen Guyver in a LONG while, cause Guyver's about as bulky as the original robocop suit but with more noticable flexible parts

  • B | September 15, 2012 3:21 PMReply

    Well give the man a hand! or not. What the heck is this.? This is bad. Dark Knight in Detroit? Ironman in Black? An Accelerator Suit?! Holy Crap. Where is Robocop when you need him!?

  • GreyGhost | September 16, 2012 1:32 AM

    You really need to look at the original suit, paint it black, compact it down and lose some of the detail around the sides of the stomach. And you got this armor

  • Sean | September 15, 2012 4:25 PM

    The Dark Knight was the first thing I thought of as well.

  • [A] | September 15, 2012 3:15 PMReply

    I want my ROBOTECH movie (?)

  • KT | September 15, 2012 7:18 PM

    No.

    We don't need H-wood to get their filthy hands on it; even though 'Pacific Rim' could open up the flood gates for giant robot films.

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