This past Friday, photos from the Toronto set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot showcased Joel Kinnaman suited up in the redesigned RoboCop costume. And while many of us – ourselves included – have been bashing the new design and praying it’s only a prototype… Looks like we’ll have to get used to the new Alex Murphy, if this new teaser poster is any indication.
Originally thought to be a fan-made poster, the teaser has actually been around since last June’s Las Vegas Licensing Expo and confirmed to be official by Cinema Blend. We even included it in our round-up for 2013 films from the expo; this is just the first good quality image that has been released in the past few months.
Any way we look at it, there will still be some tweaks on the final RoboCop design. Check out the old, but now full-sized poster below the jump:
Judging by the little section up above, we have our hopes up that a little body work will be done before an official trailer is released. Looking like he raided Chris Nolan’s rejected Batman costumes might not sit well with the die-hard fans. Still, Jose is a solid director and even with our poking fun at the new suit, we have faith that this reboot is going to be a solid beginning to a revitalized franchise. Just look at what rebooting did to Judge Dredd.
RoboCop also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and hits theaters everywhere August 9th, 2013.