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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just a few days after the start of a mysterious viral campaign, a few new images from 'Elysium' have arrived. Things have been pretty quiet since the first footage from 'District 9' director Neill Bomkamp's new sci-fi action film premiered at 2012 Comic-Con...do these photos and the ongoing viral campaign suggest that a trailer is in the near future?
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.'
One of our most anticipated summer movies of 2013 is easily Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium,' which hasn't let out much other than a couple of stills. We probably won't get a trailer until March, but until then, here's the first look at Jodie Foster's character.
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.
It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.
It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.