September 6, 2013 8:01 am

WATCH: Trailer unveiled for made-in-Canada reboot of ‘Robocop’

Joel Kinnaman in a scene from the new 'Robocop.'


TORONTO — An exciting trailer for the made-in-Canada reboot of RoboCop was revealed online Thursday, giving fans a sneak peek of the movie nearly five months before it hits theatres.

Director José Padilha hopes to bring the crime fighting cyborg first seen in Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 movie to a new generation of fans with an all-star cast that includes Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and Canadian actor Jay Baruchel.

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Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) plays police officer Alex Murphy, who is critically injured in the line of duty and is transformed by OmniCorp into a part-man, part-robot crime fighter.

The character was originated by Peter Weller, who reprised the role for 1990’s sequel. Robert Burke took over the role for 1993’s RoboCop 3 and Richard Eden played the part in the short-lived made-in-Toronto RoboCop series.

The new RoboCop was primarily filmed last summer in Southern Ontario, with Toronto and Hamilton doubling as Detroit. Additional scenes were shot in May in Vancouver, where the city’s convention centre served as the headquarters for OmniCorp.

It opens Feb. 7.

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