The movie production company said on Monday (October 15) that it is moving the opening of Jose Padilha's version of the motion picture to February 7, 2014.
[Set photograph from Jose Padilha's 'RoboCop' reboot]
RoboCop, which stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role, was originally supposed to be opening on August 9, 2013.
Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller Elysium will instead occupy RoboCop's original release date, moving from its original release date of March 1, 2013.
Sony released Blomkamp's first movie District 9 in mid-August 2009, when it grossed $37.4 million on its opening weekend in the US.
District 9 has earned more than $200 million globally, and the studio is thought to have high expectations for Elysium.
[Matt Damon in 'Elysium' - first look image]
Elysium - starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster - is a tale about a future world where two classes of people exist: a community which lives on a luxurious space station and people who live on a ruined, overcrowded Earth. Damon's character aims to bring equality to both worlds.
The actor has described Elysium as "really fun and entertaining", and promised that there will be "a lot of action".