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SDCC12: New ‘Robocop’ Plot Description Revealed

It seems that this time next year, it’ll be RoboCop‘s turn to be boil in the cauldron of fan expectations of Comic Con, as it will fall just weeks ahead of the movie’s planned release date.

In the meantime though, we now have an official plot synopsis for the new version of Detroit’s ultimate cyborg police officer and it seems to stick pretty close to the original; so no flames on RoboCop or Clarence Boddicker taking on the RoboCop mantle in the end, or anything like that.

Here’s the official plot description for the RoboCop reboot:

In “RoboCop,” the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director Jose Padilha (“Elite Squad”) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) as the title character, Gary Oldman (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (“The Avengers”) as media mogul Pat Novak.

As of right now, you’ll be able to see RoboCop next summer on August 9, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon

Crowe Puts RoboCop Casting Rumors to Rest

The Internet is full of rumors flying every which way. One never knows whats real, whats probably a joke, or what just might be someone’s pipe dream.

Last week that Internet began circulating, or perhaps perculating might be a better word, that Russel Crowe was in the mix to possibly star as Officer Alex Murphy in the forever-in-development reboot of RoboCop. Crowe himself has addressed the question, his answer looks pretty definitive to this NerdBastard:

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Well, that’s gonna disappoint some, Crowe would probably do a good job as Murphy. We’ll still get our Crowe fix when we see him as Superman’s biological father Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel next year, and Crowe did acknowledge that he is considering the title role in director Darren Aronofsky’s epic retelling of the story of Noah.

Meanwhile, RoboCop director Jose Padilha is still on the hunt for his Murphy. With Crowe out of the picture, who do you think should be the new RoboCop?

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