Sony Pictures has handed out release dates for two very different movies, with RoboCop set for August 9, 2013, and the animated sequel Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers debuting December 20, 2013.
As of now, RoboCop has the August 9, 2013 weekend to itself, with Red 2 and The Smurfs 2 set for release a weekend earlier, on August 2. Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers also doesn't have any direct competition on December 20, 2013, although it opens a week after The Hobbit: There and Back Again debuts.
RoboCop recently confirmed that The Killing star Joel Kinnaman will portray the title character. José Padilha will direct from a screenplay by Joshua Zetumer.
Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn are directing Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, although no cast members have been announced yet.