Director Neill Blomkamp's Elysium Gets a Release Date; Villain
Posted 03.10.11 by Ryan
Sony Pictures is moving forward with Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, the director's super-secret follow-up to 2009's District 9. THR reports that the studio has set a release date of March 8, 2013, for the sci-fi project, which is set a hundred years into the future.
Blomkamp will reunite with his District 9 actor Sharlto Copley on the project, which added Jodie Foster and Matt Damon to the cast in January. Latino Review reports that the latest addition is Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), who is set to play the movie's villain.
Plot details on Elysium have been kept secret, though Blomkamp has previously described the movie as having "sociopolitical ideas" and Damon is reportedly playing an ex-con. If the recently released viral video is any guide, Elysium may follow the effects a virus, or the video could be about another project entirely.
Blade Runner's Syd Mead has been hired to create the look of the futuristic world in Elysium, which will start shooting in Vancouver in July before moving to Mexico City.