For example, in the original film Murphy (aka Robocop) was brutally killed by the dad from 'That 70s Show.' In the remake, Murphy "dies" in a car bomb. I assume this was sanitized for the sake of a PG-13 rating. Mind you, I'm not a fan of gore, but I did think that Murphy's demise added to the storyline. It gave the film a sense of sadness, loss, and explained Murphy's rage, which in turn propelled the story. The new film also doesn't appear to feature Lewis (Nancy Allen), Murphy's police partner. Instead the new film focuses on the relationship with his wife played by Abbie Cornish ('Limitless').
|Peter Weller and Kurtwood Smith|
The trailer itself looks 'eh.' You decide. 'Robocop' will hit theaters on February 7, 2014. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
'Robocop' trivia: When Peter Weller wore the 'Robocop' suit, it was so hot and heavy that Weller lost three pounds of water weight per day. They finally put an air conditioner in the suit to alleviate his discomfort. It was rumored that Weller declined to star in 'Robocop 3' because he couldn't bear to put on that suit again. I can't say I blame him..
Photos from L.A. Times.