robocopPedro Bromfman has officially been hired to score the upcoming RoboCop remake. The film is directed by Jose Padhila and stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role as a Detroit police office who’s transformed into RoboCop after he’s murdered while on duty. Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish, John Paul Ruttan, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste are co-starring. Eric Newman & Marc Abraham (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead) and Roger Birnbaum (Wanted, Rush Hour) & Gary Barber (True Romance) are producing the Strike Entertainment, MGM and Columbia Pictures production. The film is a remake of the 1987 classic film directed by Paul Verhoeven, which featured a score by Basil Poledouris. Bromfman has previously scored Padhila’s critically acclaimed Elite Squad features. RoboCop marks the Brazilian composer’s first major Hollywood studio scoring assignment. The film is currently in post-production and is set to be released on February 7, 2014 by Sony Pictures.

  1. Justin Boggan says:

    This is exactly what I was worried about it looking like:

    Making RoboCop black in robotic coloring with possibly some fancy-pants aero-dynamic look (thankfull not too much of that last part, in the new look), on a motorcycle (alternatively, a boxy, or horrod-like car) that looks like some poor “Team Knight Rider” junk. So far almost all that checked off. Terrible looking.

    Now for my worries on the score:

    Themeless, bland, rock/electric guitar elements heavy, synthscapes, drumloops. Now the wait to check some of those off.

    As for the film … I’ll cling to the original, thanks.

    • ChristyJ says:

      Talk about shades of strong-arm bullying and stalking, a la Omnicorp. No matter how small and obscure the article is, the Original Robocop Fundamentalist Police always are there to immediately air their hatred about what they have not yet seen, people they do not know, and what has barely begun.

    • Alec says:

      I just got done listening to some of Bromfman’s other compositions for a couple of video games and they were extraordinarily bland. This is the kind of stuff that makes Tyler Bates sound decent. (if you like Bates, I’m sorry for the comparison but I personally find Tyler Bates to be one of the most uninteresting composers that is currently working in Hollywood). So i really don’t hold a whole lot of expectation for this score…

      I miss Basil Poledouris 🙁

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    I don’t ned to see a steaming pile of monkey crap each time, to know it is a steaming pile of monkey crap.

    If it walks like a duck, quakes like a duck, it might be a fucking duck.

    Maybe you need to see things every time, but I’ve gotten extremely good at pointing out crap ahead of time.

  3. Cody says:

    i would love it if the music was like DREDD

  4. Daniela says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more, ChristyJ. Anyone who’s seen the ELITE SQUAD features knows the RE-INVENTION of RoboCop is going to be amazing. It’s not going to be like the original one, of course not. Nobody is trying to RE-MAKE that film exactly the same all over again. That would be so stupid! One of the most interesting qualities of the original film was its innovation and audacity in all aspects of filmmaking, but a lot has changed since 1987. We’re in a different century for Omnicorp’s sake!!!! Let them bring the new ideas/visuals/reality/imagination/technology that will surprise us and captivate us TODAY, the same way RoboCop did in 1987. I have absolutely no doubt they will.

    • David says:

      Unfortunely, 30 years ago, people was much more open minded with new ideas. Now, they have become into boring old farts, who keep living in the past and they aren’t willing to prove new ideas. Can’t wait until the film gets released so they start to whining about the film not being like the original one, and the score not being like Poledouris one. It’ll be like Yates and Hooper doing OOTP.

  5. Ryan says:

    So why does robocop look like Nolan’s batman? I feel that it may take away from the experience. Being nostalgic myself. I think a little more reminiscent of older robocop with a modern flair would maybe work better. Well for me anyway. I am no director, writer, or producer, however I know what i like and look for with movies. With the extreme disappointment that I received from Total Recols total story displacement AND SHEER BUTCHERY. Just have high hopes for this film and don’t want to see it bomb like the 5 robocop sequels.

  6. Jase says:

    So many negative comments from people so stuck in the past, it’s quite sad. Those of you who managed (like I did, luckily) to see the film at cinemas the first time round, will no doubt remember the aesthetic feeling surrounding the movie. It may have been very different for it’s time but it was ultimately a SIGN of the times – a satirical look at a bleek, dystopian future, imagined by budding film pioneers of the time. The acting wasn’t ever going to win people over with critical acclaim and neither was the basic storyline; it was a simple “us vs. them” superhero movie. The remake’s concept is no different.

    We’re not in the 1980’s any more, this is 2013 and as much as you may hate it, the fact remains that time has moved on and in order to be as immersed, intrigued and as entertained now (just like we were by the original), aesthetics and attitudes have had to evolve past our own, selfish base nostalgia. Sure, we’d all love to be magically transported back in time to 1987 via the medium of genius film-making and technological breakthrough’s but until a time machine that can erase our memory is invented, that simply isn’t going to happen.

    Let’s all concentrate on the positives and enjoy the film for what it is:
    simple entertainment.

  7. Justin Boggan says:

    What a nonsensical load.

    Hey folks, we used to treat people nice, but times have changed so we have to get with the times and in these new times, we treat people like crap. Right? Right? Just change yourself and adapt to a new way of things.

    I will not num on that crap sandwich.