Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Star Wars: Episode VII Recruits Miltos Yerolemou
Game Of Thrones veteran off to the galaxy far, far away
24 Movie Talks Surface Again
But will it actually go forward this time?
New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster
Anime magic returns to the big screen
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built
The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TV
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 August 2014
First Poster For Kill Me Three Times
Simon Pegg has the killer instinct
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Chappie
06 March 2015
Interstellar
07 November 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
17 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Oldboy (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Elysium (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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)

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dark Knight Rises Manhole Poster
Bane vs. Batman in Gotham's sewers?
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

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

Posted by dragon_irl at 09:34 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)