Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to his superb District 9 has been on everyone’s minds for a long time now. Elysium has become one of the most anticipated and secretive films of the past few years, and with the currently in post-production, we still have no idea what to expect.
Last year an image of Matt Damon was revealed which showed the actor in character with a terrific bald head, and today the first official image from the film was revealed thanks to Entertainment Weekly. EW posted the picture in their latest edition, and it has now gone online for all to see. We have the image at the bottom of this post, and while it doesn’t give away very much at all, it is quite a cool picture. Damon looks completely different with his new haircut, and his gun is massive!
There is not really all that much to say apart from the fact I cannot wait to see hat Blomkamp can deliver after the terrific District 9. There has also been confirmation that the director plans to reveal some footage of his new film at next weeks Comic-Con in San Diego. It is doubtful that footage will go online, however it does indicate that Blomkamp is ready to begin sharing his film and building expectations. The film has a proposed release date of 1st March 2013 here in the UK, so just maybe we might get a teaser trailer by the end of the summer?
Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Michael Shanks and Alice Braga.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
By Matt Wavish