Sony Pictures has announced that the Robocop reboot, set to be directed by Jose Padilha's (Elite Squad), will be released in theaters on August 9, 2013. This news is fresh off the heels of Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) being officially cast in the lead role. I'm curious to see Padilha's vision of this world brought to life. It's sound like he will be bringing some fresh to the table. The director previously explained his vision saying,
Wars in the future are going to be fought with drones. We won’t send a plane with a pilot in, it will be drone. It’s getting that way now and ten years from now that’s how wars are going to be fought. But what if a drone goes wrong – who is to blame then? Do you blame the drone? And that problem asks if you can you consider a robot guilty of a crime. Or is it the corporation that made the robot that is guilty? How do you fight back against drones when you don’t have drones?
The studio also announced that Cloudy 2: Revenge the Leftovers will be released on December 20th, 2012. This is a week after Warner Bros. releases The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I really enjoyed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and I hope lightning will strike again for the sequel. Are you looking forward to seeing either one of these films?