It's a bad day for sci-fi. Sony Pictures is pushing back two of its most anticipated releases: RoboCop and Elysium. We'll have to wait a little longer for Jose Padilha's remake and Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated District 9.
According to THR, RoboCop has been delayed a year. Instead of debuting Aug. 9, 2013, it will hit theaters Feb. 7, 2014. We're not sure why the move was made, but the extra six months will give the film ample time for post-production.
After shuffling the schedule, RoboCop's old release date has been given to Elysium. The film was originally slated for March 1, 2013, and will now open Aug. 9. The film is "set on a space station occupied by the very wealthy while the rest of humanity lives on a ravaged, overpopulated Earth." Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
What do you think of the scheduling shakeup? Is it a good or a bad move?