Sony's panel at the San Diego Comic-Con concentrated on their upcoming sci-fi projects, and one of the more highly-anticipated is Elysium, writer-director Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to his 2009 debut District 9. Blomkamp was on hand to discuss the movie, along with producer Simon Kinberg and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. The Comic-Con was a first for both Damon and Foster.
Seven minutes of footage from the movie were shown, though parts of it were unfinished, and a good amount of the shots were still in the pre-visualization phase. It didn't matter — the footage was still incredibly impressive and fans of District 9 will no doubt be pleased with the finished product. What the footage ultimately accomplished was to explain the movie's mysterious plot, which has been kept under wraps until a synopsis was leaked out last month that confirmed Blomkamp's previous description of Elysium as a movie with "sociopolitical ideas" inside a "Hollywood action film." damon and copley breathed fecal matter for the shoot >> Posted 07.15.12 by Ryan