Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Elysium, RoboCop release dates moved

2012-10-16 17:24
Matt Damon in Elysium
Los Angeles - The RoboCop remake has been pushed back until 2014.

Sony Pictures have moved the opening of Jose Padilha's project - which stars Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/Robocop - back six months to 7 February 2014, after it was originally due to open on 9 August 2013.

Matt Damon's forthcoming film Elysium, directed by South African District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, will instead take the movie's place, moving back five months from its original release date of 1 March 2013.

Powerful cyborg

The reason for the delay of RoboCop - which will now go up against Need For Speed - has not been confirmed, but there is speculation the film could be set to get a 3D bolt on as a result of the additional time.

RoboCop - a remake of the 1987 original motion picture which saw Peter Weller in the titular role and also starred Nancy Allen - is to feature a star-studded cast including Samuel L Jackson and Michael Heaton, and tells the story of a fatally injured policeman who returns to the force as a powerful cyborg.

Elysium - which also stars Jodie Foster - will be set in the year 2159 and sees a man (Damon) who lives on a space station and aims to bring his world together with those who reside on an overcrowded Earth.

Matt previously said the movie will feature "a lot of action" and be "really fun and entertaining".

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Donald Glover has been cast in the Han Solo Star Wars movie, where he will play Lando Calrissian. Read More »
Add your review

Benedict Cumberbatch walked into a Manhattan comic book store in full superhero regalia. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.