Reports suggest that the photos were taken during a scene in which Alex Murphy meets a colleague for dinner, leading up to the pivotal scene that leaves Murphy critically injured. An event which of course paves the way for Omnicorp to mold him into the ultimate cop.
In addition to the photos, a spy video shot on the Hamilton, Ontario set shows two gun-toting criminals rushing out of a car towards a restaurant, seemingly to take Murphy out.
The video also suggests that the reboot will depart from its source material in a way, with the criminals actively seeking Murphy out, instead of Murphy unknowingly walking into his own death. This could additionally indicate that Murphy is not just an ordinary cop but instead a detective who maybe got too close to Omnicorp’s criminal enterprises.
Despite the recent bad buzz surrounding the project, I’m still excited for this one. The cast alone, which features the likes of Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, is reason enough to get excited. Plus, the original film is awesome and I’m more than willing to give the reboot a chance.
Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop will hit cinemas on August 9, 2013. Check out the set video and photos below.