A feature-length documentary on the creation of the classic film RoboCop is on the way, and the first trailer is almost as gruesome as the movie itself.
The doc is called RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, and it sets out to chronicle the history, development, and production of the '80s sci-fi gem directed by Paul Verhoeven.
The documentary was directed by Chris Griffiths, and the trailer emphasizes the focus on mayhem and carnage that made RoboCop such a controversial and standout movie when it first arrived in 1987. Weapons handler Randy Moore sums it up nicely when he says that Verhoeven’s mantra was "blood... I want more f**king blood."
Here's the trailer:
Other highlights include some of the actors' memories, such as Paul McCrane (Emil) seeing "a wall of flame coming straight at me." Or Kenny Page, who plays Kinney, the unfortunate victim of an ED-209 police robot demonstration gone violently awry, describing how "they were putting more squibs in my body than anyone in film history.” His character's still-shocking, over-the-top death in the film bears that claim out.
The doc also features interviews with cast members Kurtwood Smith, Nancy Allen, Ray Wise, Tom Noonan, Ronny Cox, and more, along with archival footage of the late Miguel Ferrer, stop-motion animation legend Phil Tippett, and Verhoeven. RoboCop co-creator and screenwriter Ed Neumeier serves as a creative consultant. Sadly, RoboCop himself, Peter Weller, apparently declined to participate in the project.
The trailer not only makes you want to watch the doc right now, but it leads to an unstoppable desire to slap the original movie into the Blu-ray player. Griffiths, who is also finishing up a documentary called Pennywise: The Story of It and previously completed You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night in 2016, does not have a release date set for RoboDoc as of now, but we can expect to see it sometime in 2019. And yes, I'd buy that for a dollar. Or maybe even a few.