In these images you get a pretty good look at the Murphy’s (Joel Kinnaman) armour, plus you also get to check out his weapon. What do you guys think? I'm slowly warming to this new look although it is a little ‘Iron Man’. You can also see his has his right hand intact, in the original they wanted ‘full body prosthesis’ and got rid of his hand so this is an interesting twist.
If they keep some of the visceral violence, black comedy & satirical elements of the original then I think it could be a worthwhile remake. The original was made in 1987 and special effects have come a long way since then so I'm excited to see what they can do with today’s technology.
Although there have been many reports of on-set dramas with the director and the studio I’m still hopeful we will get an updated, modern version of a classic 1980s film. With the supporting cast, pictured - Michael Keaton and Abbie Cornish plus Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson and the director himself - Jose Padilha’s (Elite Squad 1 & 2) I am holding out hope that when this film hits on August 9th 2013 we will get to see Murphy cleaning up the streets of old Detroit with his prime directives intact.