RoboCop is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by José Padilha. It is a loose remake of the 1987 film of the same name and stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role.
Screen Gems first announced a remake in 2005, but it was halted one year later. Darren Aronofsky and David Self were originally assigned to direct and write the film, respectively, for a tentative 2010 release. The film was delayed numerous times, and Padilha signed on in 2011. In March 2012, MGM announced an August 2013 release, but that was then changed to February 2014. The principal characters were cast from March to July 2012. Principal photography began in September 2012 in Toronto and Vancouver in Canada,with additional locations in Hamilton and Detroit in the United States.
The film premiered in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan on January 30, 2014. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2014 and was released in the United States on February 12, 2014.