Existential new RoboCop footage asks: Should we put a man in the machine?

We’re just a week away from Alex Murphy’s return to the mean streets of Detroit, and some new footage from the RoboCop remake is asking the big questions.

Two new featurettes that dig into the concept of RoboCop, which include some new footage as well as some behind-the-scenes shots, have been released. It’s a nice effort to see the filmmakers and stars are at least thinking about these angles as they try to bring the franchise back to life.

Topics range from the burgeoning autonomy of machines to the moral quandary of actually shoehorning Murphy into the ‘bot. Does he still have a soul? Is he more silicon than human? All good questions. Of course, talking about them and actually making a good movie that hits on those topics are two very different things.

Check out the featurettes below and let us know what you think:

RoboCop opens Feb. 12. Will you be there?

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