First Look at Matt Damon in Neil Blomkamp's Elysium
08.10.11 by BJSprecher
Writer-director Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi movie, Elysium, went into production in Canada last month and now the first "spy" photos have leaked from the set, offering a first look at a very bald Matt Damon wearing some sort of exo-skeleton apparatus. Unfortunately, since virtually nothing has been revealed about the plot of the movie — all that is known is that it is set in the future and possibly on another planet, that it will be "violent, very violent", and that it will include the same sort of blend of action and sociopolitical themes as Blomkamp's hit 2009 feature debut, District 9 — there's no telling what is going on with Damon's character in these shots.
The cast of Elysium also includes Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Brazilian actors Alice Braga and Wagner Moura, and two-time Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster. Moura will supposedly be playing the villain, while Foster will play "a head of state on an alien planet." Originally slated to open next year, Elysium's release has been pushed back to March 8, 2013.