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Dev Patel Could Join Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ Follow-Up ‘Chappie’

District 9, Dev Patel
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Though Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' has yet to hit theaters, he's already hard at work on his follow-up, 'Chappie.' Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley has already joined the cast, but now Dev Patel is in talks to play the film's lead.

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New ‘Elysium’ Trailer Is Just as Politically Charged as Ever

Elysium Trailer
Sony

The more we see from it, the more 'Elysium' looks like it could end up being the best movie of the summer. The latest trailer for the film continues that trend; we urge you to watch this thing right now.

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‘Elysium’ Trailer: Matt Damon Has Five Days to Get Into Space

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Sony

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest live on an overpopulated, ruined planet.

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First ‘Elysium’ TV Spot Offers Up New Footage

Elysium TV Spot
Sony

Matt Damon is fighting the good fight for the futuristic 99% in 'Elysium,' the latest ambitious sci-fi adventure from 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp. The first TV spot for the summer  release has gone online, so what are you waiting for?!

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Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are Reuniting for ‘Chappie’

Sharlto Copley, Neill Blomkamp
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Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp have worked together for years, and it looks like they will continue to as Copley has recently revealed he will be the lead in Blomkamp's next film 'Chappie.'

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‘Elysium’ Interview: Neill Blomkamp’s Team on Creating a New Sci-Fi World

Elysium
Sony

Although 'District 9' highlighted a world that most audiences had never seen – the sociocultural divide in South Africa, writ large as a genre parable -- Neill Blomkamp’s debut film offered them something that was possibly even more unique, and significant: It felt like the first science-fiction movie in a long time that was completely original.

Duncan Jones and Gareth Edwards’ projects, 'Moon' and 'Monsters,' respectively, came soon therafter, but the trio reminded the world – not to mention Hollywood’s money-counters – that it was possible to tell stories that didn’t come from an already-popular book series, toy line or canceled television show. And now, with 'Elysium,' Blomkamp faces the pressure of following through on that promise: working with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster on a big-budget adventure financed by Sony, the filmmaker must demonstrate that his first film was not a fluke, but the future of genre filmmaking.

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‘Elysium’ Photos: Cy-’Bourne’ Matt Damon Must Infiltrate Paradise

Elysium Photos
Sony

In case you missed it, the first trailer for 'Elysium,' director Neill Blomkamp's highly anticipated follow-up to 'District 9,' debuted last night with some incredible footage of Matt Damon in his cyborg-y armor and a breathtaking look at sci-fi paradise. (Click here to watch it in HD.) To accompany the new footage, Sony released a batch of new images featuring the cast's main players and teasing some of the action.

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‘Elysium’ Trailer: Matt Damon Gets Mech’d Up

Elysium trailer
Sony Pictures

In a future where the rich live in the luxurious space station Elysium and everyone else suffers on the now dismal Earth, a blue-collar man finds himself on a mission that could restore equality to the classes.

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‘Elysium’ Footage: We Saw a Sneak Peek and Here’s What We Learned

Elysium Footage
Columbia Pictures

Nine months after debuting some promising snippets of footage at the Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, writer/director Neill Blomkamp, stars Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley, and producer Simon Kinberg unveiled the first theatrical trailer for the director's highly-anticipated follow-up to 'District 9,' 'Elysium.' Not one but two auditoriums full of press and eager fans – in Los Angeles, and via satellite, Germany – saw the trailer and then looked on as the four collaborators discussed their work on the upcoming science-fiction film and unveiled more footage. And we there to relay all the juicy details.

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‘Elysium’ Poster: Matt Damon 2.0

Elysium Poster
Columbia Pictures

While we patiently await the trailer for Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' (tomorrow, right here, at 7pm EST) we've got the first official 'Elysium' poster to tide us over. Someone should tell Matt Damon he's got something on his back.

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