The English-language debut of Brazilian Elite Squad director Jose Padilha was scheduled to hit theaters on August 9, 2013, , but Variety reports that RoboCop has been delayed just under six months, into the next year. The remake is now set for February 7, 2014. Sony Pictures, which is distributing the MGM production, has shifted Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9, the sci-fi allegory Elysium, to the August date previously occupied by the RoboCop remake.
No specific reason for the release date shuffle has been cited, but this new February date is far less auspicious for RoboCop. One possible explanation is the less-than-outstanding performance of Total Recall, another Verhoeven remake, this last August. RoboCop was facing a pretty compact schedule to make an August date next year, so this will give Padilha and company more time. It also adds to the already-palpable sense that the remake was doomed before it even began.
Anyways, on to the unofficial pictures from production in Toronto, thanks to Comic Book Movie. Right by the legendary Massey Hall, we see some action revolving around the RoboCycle and yet more clear looks at RoboCop himself. That's not new Alex Murphy Joel Kinnaman in the suit, but is instead a stuntman.
RoboCop's new ride was revealed in set photos earlier this week. This is not, in fact, the first time that OCP's finest law enforcement creation has rocked two wheels, as demonstrated by this thoroughly silly action scene from RoboCop 2, directed by the late Irvin Kershner: