Jose Padihla brought Robocop with him to Comic-Con revealing exclusive footage, and now we learn that the reboot has been awarded a PG-13 rating by the MPAA.
The popular 1987 Robocop movie originally had an X-rating due to too much blood and gore, but the director cut out the blood in the violent scenes and added humor through commercials and news broadcasts thus giving the movie an R-rating.
It's really no surprise that Padilha went for a PG-13 rating as that seems to be the most coveted rating by studios in that the movie will pertain to the younger audience and the older crowds just the same.
Hardcore fanboys might be upset over the PG-13 rating for Robocop, but an R-rating might bring up bad memories with the recent Dredd movie.
Still, the new Robocop looks promising as the footage revealed at Comic-Con showed some cool action and a producer on the movie even compared it to the popular Call of Duty series, though that is technically rated R as well.
We have video of Sony's footage from the Comic-Con Robocop panel available which featured Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, in addition to the trailer description.
Robocop has a February 7, 2014 release.
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 José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character,GaryOldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with EricCarraro as Executive Producer.