On the Scene: RoboCop

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  • Joel Kinnaman, RoboCop
  • Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, RoboCop
  • Joel Kinnaman, RoboCop
  • Michael Keaton, RoboCop
  • Michael Keaton, RoboCop
  • RoboCop
  • Joel Kinnaman, RoboCop
  • Abbie Cornish, RoboCop
  • Jose Padilha
  • Robocop
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Robocop
  • Gary Oldman, Jackie Earl Haley, RoboCop

Riding High

Based on a Kawasaki 1000, the RoboCop motorcycle was an homage to the original film, but with some key upgrades. “We modified the frame, extending the wheel base.  It’s quite a bit longer than a normal bike, because I wanted RoboCop to take a leaning forward attack position when he’s on the bike," says Whist. "He’s quite big, and the normal bike looked too small under him.  Then, we reclad the whole bike in armor, similar to the suit.  He merges with the bike when he’s riding it – it looks like one unit.  And finally, we redid all the lights and graphics, of course.”

(Photo: MGM/Columbia Pictures)



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