The 2013 summer movie season is almost here and you know what that means: big blockbuster movies and lots of them. As the days grow warmer and the school year grows shorter, the studios unleash their big dogs: the films that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and push the envelope in terms of scope and special effects (if not always originality)
After a memorable appearance at 2012 Comic-Con, things have been awfully quiet for 'Elysium,' director Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to the great 'District 9.' However, that looks like it's going to change very soon: an older viral site has received some additions and a new site has gone live, offering "appointments" for people in four select cities on April 8th. In other words, a bunch of people are about so see some footage from 'Elysium.'
It's been a while since Neill Blomkamp hit the big time with 2009's 'District 9,' the Best Picture-nominated low-budget found-footage sci-fi film that proved a huge hit when released. We've been waiting to see how Blomkamp worked within the Hollywood system, and we'll find out when 'Elysium' hits screens in 2013. But until then, here's a look at Sharlto Copley's character in the film.
People who have been watching the progress of the 'RoboCop' remake with skepticism will certainly get their coals stoked with this news: Sony has decided to delay the film's release, plucking it out of its August 9, 2013 date and pushing it back to February 7, 2014 frame. Let the speculation commence.
Director Neill Blomkamp's feature film debut 'District 9' took Comic-Con by storm in 2009. A science-fiction offering that managed to deliver stunning effects, cultural relevance, an original story and a tragically beautiful character arc in one fell swoop, 'D 9' thrust Blomkamp onto the world stage in a significant way and was eventually nominated for an Academy Award.
His follow-up film, 'Elysium,' is easily one of the most highly anticipated films of next year. Matt Damon, Jodi Foster and 'District 9''s Sharlto Copley star in the film which is "set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of population reside on a ruined Earth. The story follows a man (Damon) who takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds."
We had the opportunity to sit down with Blomkamp at this year's Con to discuss the trend he sees in big Hollywood event films, what an actor's celebrity brings to a story and taking on politically charged cinema.
Like the Disney panel on Thursday and the Marvel panel coming up on Saturday, the Comic-Con 2012 Sony panel is one of the long-awaited events at this year's San Diego convention. Three sets of movies accompanied by their cast and crew came together for this gathering of industry insiders and extremist fans in Hall H.
We hope you've got your nerdy overnight bags packed and ready to go because Comic-Con 2012 is fast approaching. We've given you the full rundown on TV panels, but what about all those amazing movie panels? Read on for a full schedule of movie panels and what to expect from the big studios this year.
Even though we know precious little about Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium,’ the sci-fi thriller tops any “Anticipated Titles” list we’d make for 2013. That’s what happens when you deliver a blistering piece of sci-fi/political agitprop like Blomkamp’s ‘District 9.’ The world’s now paying attention. Do you want to know what ‘Elysium’ will be about? Because a new plot synopsis spells out the details.