[Box Office] Sony Pushes Both ‘Elysium’ and ‘RoboCop’ WAY Back

Elysium-hi-res-image Matt Damon

Sony/TriStar has made a few major dafe shifts moving District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium from March 1, 2013 to August 9, 2013. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in the film, maybe the execs think it can hold its own in the summertime.

In even worse news, Elysium is snatching up RoboCop‘s old slot, which MGM has pushed all the way back to February 7, 2014. This can be seen as the studio almost kind of dumping the film, which is weird since they’re still shooting. Maybe I’m wrong, but this isn’t a great sign for RoboCop.

In Elysium, “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 Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

With RoboCop, director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel.

  • Kainrich

    Whether it’s going to be good or not, I don’t like the idea of Robocop being pushed back:( All of the photo leaks coming out has got me pumped for the film.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.mcgill.16 Justin McGill

    not pumped kind of relieved.. cause I would HAVE to see it regardless. It’s almost a kind of ritualistic sadistic need to see them, even when I know they will more than likely be AWFUL.

    Seriously bummed that this will push Elysium so far back though. Surprised me, but I enjoyed the hell out of District 9 and have been curious (I’ve tried to avoid everything I can on it, aside from Matt Damon and sci-fi). But.. does concern me a bit they seem to be putting RoboCOP into the dumping ground of release dates. Could RoboCOP already be beyond saving?