By Patrick Shaw | 07-10-2012 | 11:00AM
While the recently-announced remake of Paul Verhoeven’s revered science-fiction film RoboCop is more than a year out from hitting theaters, the movie studio is already ramping up promotional campaigns including a new viral video teasing some of the robotic technology featured in the upcoming film.
Directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha (The Elite Squad series) and starring Joel Kinnaman (AMC’s The Killing) as the eponymous police officer turned cyborg, the new film centers on a crime-ravaged metropolis where the police must look to alternative methods to reestablish order within their city. RoboCop also stars Gary Oldman as a scientist named Norton who engineers the RoboCop cyborg.
In the teaser video (watch it above), the fictional OmiCorp offers a glimpse at new technology created in order to reduce crime including an XT-908 area drone, which is an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of infra-red tracking, facial recognition, reactive cloaking and active stability. The video also shows off a bipedal mech you may recognize from the original films, the hulking ED-209 which is armed with twin .50 caliber “cobra cannons,” hell fire missiles and reactive graphine armor.
The narrator heard during the viral video even hints at the future unveiling of RoboCop himself. “In the coming months, we will unveil our newest and most exciting innovation yet where human resources meets robotic engineering,” he says, describing the RC-2000 as “the next-generation of defensive products.”
The movie studio has also launched a new website for OmniCorp, which will likely serve as a central hub for future viral videos as we get closer to RoboCop’s tentative August 9,2013 theatrical release.