Not only does Officer Alex Murphy have a revamped look in the upcoming new version of "RoboCop," but so does his old nemesis, the ED-209.
In the original, the Enforcement Droid Series 209 was a heavily armed, two-legged lumbering robot that was brought in to battle RoboCop (Peter Weller) when he turned against his corporate masters at OCP.
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The robot was created by designer Craig Davies, who built a life-sized, 300 lbs. version of the ED-209 for static shots. Every time you see the robot move, it was actually a small-scaled puppet brought to life by legendary stop-motion animator Phil Tippett.
Joel Kinnaman in 'RoboCop' (Photo: Columbia Pictures)
Director Paul Verhoeven was actively involved in the whole process, even acting out how the ED-209 should move for the animators to follow.
For the new film, the ED-209 retains the same two-leg, two-turret design of the first, but the look is much more angular. And while the first film just had the one robot, in the new version there is a whole fleet of the 11'-tallRead More »from RoboCop faces a revamped ED-209 in new action clip