Brand New 'Robocop' Viral Launches, Featuring Look at the ED-209
You have to love the summer, with Comic-Con and The Dark Knight Rises around the corner. A new viral website has launched for the upcoming sci-fi remake of Robocop, following in the footsteps of Total Recall, remaking Vorhoeven's sci-fi classics. The newly launched site (via SHH) is for the fictional corporation in the film called OmniCorp (omnicorp.com), and boasts the motto: "We've got the future under control." But do they really? Oh, the fun of viral marketing, putting you into that world first-hand. The site has a video and a first look at the badass robot the "ED-209" that fans will certainly remember from the original movies.
The new OmniCorp site also shows this video in the "Product Line" area, but all other links say "Access Denied" or don't work. Obviously this is only the start of the viral, as José Padilha's Robocop is just starting.
The site primarily features two robotic OmniCorp product creations: the ED-209, "Battlefield Tested." Plus the XT-909 "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle", which is essentially just a drone. Keep watching for more updates.
José Padilha's Robocop remake, being produced by MGM and Strike Entertainment with a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Joshua Zetumer and Nick Schenk, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. Joel Kinnaman stars as the new Alex Murphy, the police officer who becomes Robocop. In a crime-ridden city, a fatally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie and Abbie Cornish. MGM/Sony has Robocop set to arrive August 9th, 2013 next year. We'll keep you updated. Be sure to visit OmniCorp.