‘Elysium’ Finds a Home at Sony Pictures

Universal Pictures is in talks to co-distribute Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller set on another planet.
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Matt Damon's Elysium lands at Sony Pictures Sony Pictures has won the bidding war to distribute Neill Blomkamp's thriller Elysium, with Universal Pictures in talks to co-finance the project.

Neill Blomkamp started setting up meetings with other studios today, but those meetings were canceled after the Sony/Universal scenario came together. We reported last week that Jodie Foster joined the movie alongside Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley.

Little is known about the storyline of Elysium, although it is believed to be set 100 years in the future on another planet. Elysium is slated for release in late 2012, with pre-production set to start in April, and filming slated to begin in July. Filming will take place in Vancouver and Mexico City.

Media Rights Capital, which is producing Elysium, has also signed a deal for another Neill Blomkamp project entitled Chappie. That movie will start production immediately after Elysium finishes. No plot details were revealed for Chappie.

Elysium was released August 9th, 2013.


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  • ed-wood • 5 years ago

    This is a must see and it's not even made yet.


    • narzion • 5 years ago

      2012 will be fantastic for sci-fi:

      prometheus (ridley scott)

      john carter of mars (andrew statnon the diredtor of wall-e)

      at the mountains of madness (guillermo del toro)

      elysium (neill blomkamp)

      cloud atlas (the wachowski brothers)...


      • narzion • 5 years ago

        neill blomkamp IS THE MAN! CAN'T WAIT


        • cripple • 5 years ago

          Awesome I cannot wait!!!


          • zanyzap • 5 years ago

            2012 will be BIG!

            Elysium sounds intriguing and with Blomkamp directing, I'm sure it will be excellent.


            • dan1 • 5 years ago

              Very nice. Surprise hit of 2012 amidst the sea of other titan franchises.


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