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Matt Damon Takes Aim In Elysium Shot
First official pic from Blomkamp sci-fi

05 July 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: EW (via The Playlist)

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It'll be part of Sony's presentation at ComicCon in a couple of weeks, but we still know admirably little about Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. There was some viral activity a year or so ago, at which point we confidently predicted a constant drip of further information. Nope. Aside from a bit of plot synopsis from a test screening, we're still pretty much in the dark, but the first spark of enlightenment has just arrived courtesy of EW. Here's a look at a shaven-headed Matt Damon, wielding a very big gun of some sort.

Is CHEMRAIL the new OCP? Is that a bionic arm? No idea.

Elysium is, of course, Blomkamp's long-awaited follow-up to District 9. Set in the year 2159, it's about the oppressed people of the ruined planet Earth versus the privileged elite aboard the Elysium space station, and what happens when the terrans fight for equality.

Damon is ex-convict man-on-a-mission Max, and Jodie Foster is the dastardly government official intent on enforcing anti-immigration laws and keeping Elysium for the Elysians. Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Alice Braga are also in the mix in still-unspecified roles, with Diego Luna as Damon's best friend and Wagner Moura as a villain.

The legendary Syd Mead designed the sets, and Elysium will finally be released in March next year.


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RE: Awesome!
Matt Damon=Legend. More

Posted by drews at 13:44 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Awesome!
This will be awesome! More

Posted by TragicRomantic at 06:07 on 08 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Awesome!
Anticipation levels rising More

Posted by rich at 21:56 on 07 July 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome!
This has got my juices flowing! I cannot wait for next year! Syd Mead is a legend, he and Blomkampf together can only spell one thing - magic! More

Posted by Nexus Wookie at 20:21 on 07 July 2012 | Report This Post

Can't Wait!!!
I love District 9 ( and am eagerly awaiting a sequel! ) and from the sound and pic of this I'm almost positive it's gonna be another modern sci-fi masterpiece. Damon is great in everything he's been in so far so hurry up with the trailer already!!! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 09:43 on 07 July 2012 | Report This Post

I just got a little shiver up my spine... A collaboration between Matt Damon and Neill Blomkamp has quality writtten all over it.... Bring it on. More

Posted by DouglasW at 12:40 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

I just got a little shiver up my spine... A collaboration between Matt Damon and Neill Blomkamp has quality writtten all over it.... Bring it on. More

Posted by DouglasW at 12:40 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

I just got a little shiver up my spine... A collaboration between Matt Damon and Neill Blomkamp has quality writtten all over it.... Bring it on. More

Posted by DouglasW at 12:40 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

I just got a little shiver up my spine... A collaboration between Matt Damon and Neill Blomkamp has quality writtten all over it.... Bring it on. More

Posted by DouglasW at 12:40 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Syd Mead? Yes Please.
What a combination. Fingers crossed for this one next year. Provided the script is good of course. More

Posted by Rich Empire at 11:11 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Looks awesome!
Syd Mead + Neill Blomkamp = cinema gold. More

Posted by kielerkai at 11:06 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Holy sheet!
Looks awesome! Syd Mead + Neill Blomkamp = cinema gold. More

Posted by kielerkai at 11:03 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Holy sheet!
Looks awesome! Syd Mead + Neill Blomkamp = cinema gold. More

Posted by kielerkai at 11:03 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Damon for Reacher!
This shot of Matt Damon looks more like Jack Reacher than Cruise ever will! More

Posted by olirog at 10:23 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

Looks alot like the first shot we saw of District 9 with Wickus holding the Prawn gun. Fingers crossed this is as good. More

Posted by warren7355 at 10:16 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

oh yeah
man i wanna see this film More

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