Hi, Bryan Here….
Sony Pictures is moving Neill Blomkamp’s (‘District 9’) sci-fi epic ‘Elysium’ to the summer film slate of next year, specifically August 9, 2013. Whereas, the new ‘Robocop’ remake, which was originally slated for that date, has been pushed back to 2014, specifically February 7th.
Interestingly enough, Sony released ‘District 9’ around the same August date back in 2009. ‘Elysium’ is looking to be one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time. At least I hope it is. The film stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster that takes place in a future world where two types of classes exist. One is those who live on a high-end luxurious space station, and the other is those who live on a grimy, ruined, and overcrowded Earth. Damon, plays the hero here, who embarks on a serious mission to bring equality to both worlds according to Deadline.
This is a good move. In my opinion, Sony can officially put the ‘Robocop’ remake on the back burner and let it stay there for a few years. The recent images of that remake look hideous. Plus, we hear that this remake or reboot, or whatever you want to call it, is going to have a very different tone than the original. I’m not for this, as the original was a perfect film. But, the news of ‘Elysium’ coming to us sooner than later is great news.
Also, the ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ sequel was just set today for a September 27, 2013 release.