It’s officially time for us to accept the fact that the RoboCop reboot is happening. A full trailer is expected to air on Entertainment Tonight, and the program teased a teaser for their exclusive teaser … because that’s how film journalism rolls in the year 2013.

Honestly, the teaser doesn’t look terrible. I didn’t even cringe too badly when they changed "good cop/bad cop" to "good cop/RoboCop." At least it’s Michael K. Williams delivering the line. In fact, the cast of director Jose Padilha’s remake has me tentatively hopeful that the movie will be watchable (even though the fresh horrors of Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot are fresh in my mind). Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman are on board as the film’s primary baddies. The Killing co-star Joel Kinnaman will step into the metallic armor. And the movie explores the use of remote-controlled drones in battle. Pay close attention and you can see a hovering drone in the quick clip.

A longer trailer for the new RoboCop hit the web earlier this year and it sets the stage for what’s sure to come on ET. Check it out here:

The film has also cranked out a few cool posters, though that was before the release date switch. RoboCop will now open a few days later than expected, now on Wednesday, February 12th and is set to screen in IMAX theaters. The plot of the movie, captured in the below synopsis, sort of mirrors the original RoboCop film… with modifications. And be sure to read our conversation with Padhila from Comic-Con to see what changes he has up his sleeve.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and 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 (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build 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.

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