If you were looking forward to the upcoming RoboCop remake or Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, you’ll be sad to hear that both release dates have been pushed back significantly. Sony Pictures made an adjustment to their upcoming slate and announced that they had moved RoboCop from August 9th, 2013 to February 7th, 2014.
Taking its previous spot is Elysium, which was originally scheduled for release on March 1st, 2013. According to Deadline, the move of Elysium is due to the studio’s confidence in the film.
Elysium was directed by Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna, Alice Braga, and William Fichtner:
“In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard the government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.”
RoboCop is being directed by Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop, along with Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Jay Baruchel:
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.”