Jodie Foster Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

Though it hasn't yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp's District 9 followup Elysium is looking better and better. He's just gotten Jodie Foster to commit and join Matt Damon and District 9's Sharlto Copley to the sci-fi film he wrote and will direct as his next project.

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Crazay2116d ago

I saw something about this the other day and couldn't help but get a little excited. District 9 was a great sci-fi flick. I need to know what happens next in the movie. I will admit the 1st one was a little slow and I wasn't entirely sure I liked it the 1st time I saw it but after seeing it a 2nd time I became a fan.

Too bad MS put the kybosh on the Halo movie because I think Blomkamp could very easily have done a great job.

JL2115d ago

I think you might be a bit confused. This isn't a sequel to District 9. Maybe the "follow-up" wording is confusing you. However, they just mean follow-up as in it's his next movie after District 9.

Blomkamp has said himself that this is completely different than District 9. He and Copley both have stated they want to do a "District 10", however they've said that's a couple years off. But, Elysium will be similar (despite being completely different), in that it will appeal to fans of District 9. It's a sci-fi movie with political commentary, aliens and violence/action. Here's how Blomkamp described the movie:

"Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from `District 9,’ but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.

It’s totally original, it’s my own story…It’s set on another planet, but it’s cool. It’s violent, very violent, and very unique hopefully.

It is science fiction and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me. Those ideas are wrapped up inside something that is like a Hollywood action film…The setting for the next film takes place 150 years from now."