It's time for a reshuffle as two of next year's biggest sci-fi releases get pushed back. Sadly however this isn't a simple bump these are quite significant drops. First off we have Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi effort 'Elysium' starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster ('Flightplan') and Sharlto Copley ('District 9'). It was expected to hit screens on 1 March 2013 but has now landed smack bang in the school Summer holidays to a 9 August 2013 release. This of course was the original slated date for José Padilha's troubled 'RoboCop' reboot which stars Joel Kinnaman ('The Killing'), Samuel L. Jackson ('The Avengers') and Gary Oldman ('The Dark Knight Rises'). This has now shifted all the way to 7 February 2014!
"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, a hard 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 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."
"In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre 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 its 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."
Matt Damon in 'Elysium'