UPDATED: New image surfaces from the RoboCop remake

News Ryan Lambie
24 Jan 2013 - 10:35

A new picture from the set of the RoboCop remake shows off an intriguing, intricate new type of metal humanoid...

Editor's note:

Hmmm. We keep seeming to fall foul of expensive lawyers whenever we write one of our generally very positive RoboCop reboot pieces. You might remember this happening before.

As always, Den Of Geek is keen to comply (in 30 seconds) with any alerted cases of "copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 U.S Code Section 106(3)-(4)", and the original image that we used in this story - along with many other websites - sadly seems to be such a case. We are disappointed to report that we may also have violated "the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and The Universal Copyright Convention, as well as bilateral treaties with other countries that allow for protection of CPII 's copyrighted works even beyond U.S borders".

Obviously, we're incredibly apologetic for the huge distress our running of the promotional image has clearly caused, and dearly hope that the financial crater left by us doing so can be minimised.

To help minimise said distress, and to assure the lawyers who have been in touch with us that we have indeed followed their directive, we have updated this article with a picture that we hope is preferable. Again, our apologies for any inconvenience caused in our attempts to be nice to the new RoboCop film.

When the first candid images of the new RoboCop suit emerged last year, the online reaction wasn't particularly favourable. Comparisons were drawn to Batman and Iron Man, with some bemoaning the loss of the hulking form Rob Bottin brought to the 1987 original.

We're still waiting anxiously for a first proper look at what director Jose Padilha's done with his 21st century remake, but as usual, where official channels have remained quiet, unofficial sources have filled the information void. The image we see below is purportedly a prototype RoboCop called the EM-208 Humanoid Drone. It's essentially a foot soldier in OCP's army, and is intended to stride along the battlefield with the new, much larger ED-209.

Could Alex Kinnaman's RoboCop end up fighting an army of these things in the finished movie? It certainly looks like a villainous specimen.

More news on RoboCop as we get it. 


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