Elysium Is Ready As Director Blomkamp Looks Ahead To Next Project

The Province:
Elysium, the long-awaited follow-up to Vancouver director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, is all but done now, awaiting a theatrical release in August.

“It’s kind of weird that it sits on a shelf and doesn’t come out until August 9th but I think a summer release is fantastic for the film,” says Blomkamp in an e-mail.

The new movie stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster in a sci-fi story about a future where humanity’s elite have fled the ruined Earth for orbiting space stations while the planet’s poor struggle to survive.

The 33-year-old Blomkamp moved to Vancouver as a teen with his family from South Africa, and quickly earned a reputation as a digital effects prodigy in Vancouver’s busy effects scene.

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alycakes1945d ago

Elysium looks like such a strange movie but with Matt Damon in it I know I want to see it. There really hasn't been a lot shown on the short teaser trailer about it so I haven't got a lot out of it yet.

BlackPrince 421945d ago

I'm very interested to see how this turns out.

My hope is that Blomkamp is the real deal, not just a one hit wonder, and that once JJ leaves for Star Wars Blomkamp is given the reins to Star Trek.