Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon & Jodi Foster in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

Neill Blomkamp has put (rumoured) District 10 on hold & roped in Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon & Jodie Foster (impressive) to star in his new sci-fi mystery, Elysium. All we know is that it is set in the distant future, on a foreign planet, with - of course - socio-political undertones. But apparently that's wrong, cause IMDB describes it as follows: "Aliens come to earth to do battle with man kind so they find peace on earth and live like human beings."

So basically we know nothing, except it probably has aliens. And the less we know, the better. Probably. After District 9, anything Blomkamp does next is news. He only has to not screw it up to become huge.

I searched the web for a trailer and found this:




Yeah... I don't think that has anything to do with the Blomkamp film... Thankfully.


THIS, however, apparently does:



Interesting... The initial promotional trailers for District 9 were clever in that they hinted at the film's content while including very little footage from the actual film. This is likely along the same lines, and certainly piques my interest as much as the high profile cast.