New Stills and Release Date for Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM

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We reported this past summer on the futuristic population control movie, Elysium. Since then we have had a few cast photos that we have here to share with you and also some updated release date news. That’s right. The movie has been pushed from it’s March 1st release date to August 9th. That extra time in production is just going to further WOW us when the summer starts to wrap up. Best not to rush. Here’s the synopsis if you need a refresher.


In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard-line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

First we have Max (Matt Damon) which we showed you in July, but it can’t hurt to see it again can it?

Elysium Max

And next up is the villain Kruger played by Sharlto Copley (District 9).

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And finally we have Secretary Rhodes played by Jodie Foster who tweeted these images of her character modeling a futuristic ear piece. (@Simply__Jodie)

Rhodes Elysium Front

Rhodes Elysium Side

Rhodes Elysium Left

Elysium starring Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner and Jodie Foster is slated to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.

Jess Orso
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