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Old 12-06-10, 04:44 PM
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Elysium - Blomkamp and Copley reunite for sci-fi project

From comingsoon.net;

Deadline is reporting that District 9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp and star Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) are reteaming for Blomkamp's new sci-fi movie Elysium.

The site says that Elysium is "set in the far future on another planet and, like 'District 9,' is filled with many sociopolitical ideas wrapped up inside a Hollywood action film."

Blomkamp and Media Rights Capital are currently looking for a distributor, with Blomkamp including a graphic novel in his presentation to studios. District 9 was released by Sony's TriStar Pictures.


Even without knowing the plot for this new film, I am fully onboard.

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Re: Elysium - Blomkamp and Copley reunite for sci-fi project

It's my hope that this is Dawn of the Dead to District 9's Night of the Living Dead.
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Re: Elysium - Blomkamp and Copley reunite for sci-fi project

well....uhm...they're not connected story wise...right? So how would that be a DotD to his NotLD
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In terms of quality, natch.

DotD and NotLD aren't connected storywise either, except that they take place in the same basic world.
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Copley looks border line insane. He was a great choice for Murdock.
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This pairing and choice of genre ensures I will see whatever they make.
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I hope it doesn't put me to sleep and then suddenly become a videogame shooter for not apparent reason.
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..and I came in here thinking we were getting a Pandorum sequel

Regardless... I'm onboard.
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Re: Elysium - Blomkamp and Copley reunite for sci-fi project

Matt Damon may be in early negotiations, per Deadline;

Matt Damon is in early negotiations to star in Neill Blomkamp's scifi film Elysium for Media Rights Capital. Damon will join District 9's Sharlto Copley in a film that is shrouded in secrecy. While a Damon commitment--they're in the early stages of deal making right now--will make Elysium a more enticing piece of business, MRC won't take it out to distributors until next year. It will come to the market when it has its major cast.
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You have to love the viral video they've done for this, seen here.
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I didn't care for District 9 but Copley was great in it and A-Team.
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That was pretty cool I'll have to keep an eye out in case they roll out any more.
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Jodie Foster has joined the cast of Elysium.
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From Deadline: Sony to distribute Elysium. Also mentioned in article is that Syd Mead (Blade Runner) will do set design for the film.
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This was spotted at SDCC.

http://armadyne.net/
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I have a feeling this will be epic.
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Matt Damon shaved his head for this film, so you know this is going to be good.

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Re: Elysium - Blomkamp and Copley reunite for sci-fi project

I'm down, District 9 was amazing so I have complete faith in Blomkamp.
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To me, Neill Blomkamp is one of the most exciting directors to surface in the last few years. I hope this comes out soon.
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I think District 9 is grossly overrated but I do admit I'm intruiged by this one.
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Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
I'm down, District 9 was amazing so I have complete faith in Blomkamp.
This.

District 9 surprised the hell out of me.
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I thought D9 was the top film that year. I'll hold off on annointing Blomkamp just yet though. Everyone remember Donnie Darko? Richard Kelly hasn't done much since his feature directorial debut.
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Richard Kelly hasn't done much since his feature directorial debut.
And based on what he has done since then, I think most people would've preferred he not done anything at all.
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