Thursday, April 1, 2010

marketing posters and Robocop 2 redesign

Continuing with my redesign of the Robocop universe I thought it was time to redesign Murphy most dangerous opponent, Robocop 2.While Robocop 2 was extremely impactful to me as a kid I questioned his inception, and so I wanted to update his design as well as give him a more logical back-story.

In my version of Robocop, Dick Jones’s ED-209 was the loser as an urban pacification droid to Robocop’s superior technology, however his design was successful as a military contract and is utilized by the Army as an all terrain tank.Robocop 2 is actually the next version of the ED line called ED-309. I rendered a version of ED-309 with his military amour and graphics. Having been humiliated by the original Robocop’s team success, Dick Jones is obsessed with creating a superior machine, which drives him to recruit Cain as his candidate for Robocop 2. ED-309 becomes Robocop 2 when Cain’s mind is inserted into a 309 unit and is a given the traditional metallic steel amour. I’ll likely do a rear view soon but please let me know what you think.







6 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks really good, impressive work tbh. the only thing that i dont like is the exposed hydraulics in the legs, looks vulnerable. but the design is really sleek and dangerous looking. keep up the good work. i also prefer your version of the back story.

Anonymous said...

Hi. My name Is Robert . I'm 36 ,and I grew up with Robocop too. I liked Cain's Robocop 2 look best. To me there was no better cyborg or mech out there. I draw alot (addict for short). I must have remade his look 100 diffent way, and I must say I like your's alot. The exposed hydraulics on the legs are a bit 80s ,but they do tie your Ed 209 to your Ed 309 and to the look of the old Robocop 2. For me. I don't like the feet . The 2 toed cloven look is a bit amiture. The rest of the look is good.

Regis said...

Great concept I'm lovin the idea and it's my first time seeing your pictures I love what you did with Robocop and Robocop 2 just make sure you keep the feet noise Robocop makes lol best part about him besides the way his gun comes out.

Regis said...

Oh and I like the fact that you gave him energy sword as well....

Anonymous said...

Hey its Robert again. I'm Still liking your work. I love the polished metal joints on Ed 309. I also like his head, mosty. The turned down tip of the forehead is a bit much. I'm not 100% sure you should change it thou. It would be cool to see what you would do with it if a studio made you change it . Ed 309 also needs a riot shield.
A sword for Robocop? ! That not a police weapon. He's a cop not a ninja. He could use a cattleprod billy club with a retractable cartridge fired spike . To open up ED 309 like a can opener.
Robocop police also needs a surveilance overseeing hover camara ,which could be hijacked by the City as a overseeing tool, or it could be hijacked by the bad guys or Ed 309 .It would be something he might want to dodge later in your story just for a little bit controversy. Hey you still like Robocop to be a bit more ninja like. Give him a in the dark scene with a multiburst time delayed flash bang grenade as disorienting diversionary tactic . It looked cool when Hit Girl did it with flash lights in her movie.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but your redesign for robocop2 will never beat the origional version and to be upfront its shit. If this was ever used in the remake I would not watch it. The origional robocop2 looks great even now with all the moving parts being seen. hiding what makes a mech ticks makes the design look boring. Take a page from the origional design when designing mecha.