In the year 2028 multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy - a loving husband and father, and a good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit City - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
- Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop
- Michael K. Williams as Jack Lewis
- Abbie Cornish as Clara Murphy
- John Paul Ruttan as David Murphy
- Gary Oldman as Dennett Norton
- Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars
- Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak
- Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox
- Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Chief Karen Dean
- Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline
- Jay Baruchel as Tom Pope
- Aimee Garcia as Kim
- Miguel Ferrer as Vallon
- Douglas Urbanski as Mayor Durant
- Zach Grenier as Senator Dreyfuss
The idea of a RoboCop remake or "re-imagining" has been in development hell for many years.
Joel Kinnaman, star of the series The Killing, landed the lead role in the next remake of Robocop.
On October 15, 2012, it was announced that Sony Pictures moved back Elysium to August 9, 2013 and pushed Robocop to February 7, 2014.
The first official image released related to the project was the new design for ED-209, via the viral marketing campaign site OmniCorp.com.