Since production began in Vancouver on the remake, reception for the upcoming Robocop has certainly been mixed. With spy photos galore and a release gunning for next summer, fans have truly spoken their minds on a property that seems to have been gaining a decent amount of bad publicity rather than good. Though we still have quite some time to change that, it seems Sony Pictures might want to perfect the finished product a little more. So today it seems we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Joel Kinnaman in the robosuit while another sci-fi epic has also been bumped to bask in the summer blockbuster glory.
Sony has announced today that Robocop will be seeing a Valentine's Day approach in 2014, as it has now been moved to February 7th, 2014. Taking it's previous spot of August 9th, 2013 will be Neill Blomkamp's District 9 follow-up Elysium which has also been delayed from a previously set March release.
The switch for both films is said to allow more post-production time and special effects work to perfect each film. Interestingly enough, Elysium opens almost exactly four years following the release of District 9, as it debuted the second week of August as well. Robocop stars Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman and more, while Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna and more.
But it's not all bad news: Sony has decided to move up the release for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers) from a February 2014 release to a September 27th, 2013 debut. With a cast set earlier this year, production seems to be running smoothly and Sony Pictures Animation wants to reclaim that same weekend one year later following the $50 million success of Hotel Transylvania. Featuring the returning stars of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan and others, it's comforting to know we won't have to wait too much longer for the food to fly once more.