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Jose Padihla Explains Robocop (2014) Plot: Not A Remake

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 07/25/2013 - 13:03


The new Robocop movie is described by its director, Jose Padihla, as not a remake, but one that sounds more like a natural extension of the original.

Padihla brought Robocop to Comic-Con where he debuted the first footage which gave an indication as to the movie's plot.

Now in an interview with SlashFilm, Jose Padihla expands upon the ideas and themes he is presenting in his Robocop 2014 movie.

"Well first of all, I’m not trying to remake Robocop, because I don’t think Robocop is remake-able. When I hear the word “ROBOCOP” I think about the first movie only and I think that the first movie has a lot of bold direct decisions in it that worked out," Padihla said.

The director then continues explaining the movie's plot where we see OmniCorps gets involved, headed by Raymond Sellars played by Michael Keaton.

"So we decided to make a movie where we are in 2026 where we are in the future, America is using robots for war all over the world, but because robots are not accountable, the Americans will not allow the robot to pull the trigger domestically, there’s a law that forbids that," Padihla offered. "So this corporation is losing a lot of money, because it cannot sell robots at home. So how do you circumvent the law? You put a man inside a machine; you make a robot that has a conscious."

Padihla also offers that this Robocop will have a Big Brother approach in that its connected to every camera in the city. For more hit the link above.

Robocop has a February 7, 2014 release rated PG-13 starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.