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New Elysium Blu-Ray Featurette Released; "Casting Matt Damon"

14 December 2013 1:57 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: December 17th, »

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William Fichtner: New Tmnt Movie Will Look Awesome

13 December 2013 11:46 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Elysium star William Fichtner takes on the villainous role of The Shredder in the upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the versatile character actor puts a few Internet rumors about the film to rest, saying with a laugh to ETonline, "I can tell you this much: There's an April, there's a Shredder, there are four Turtles. What else do you need? Come on!"

Pics: Guess Who Just Scored A Major Movie Role?

Fans were seriously upset when Michael Bay, who is producing the movie, announced back in 2012 that the title characters would be from an alien race, and that the film's title would simply be called Ninja Turtles. He subsequently clarified his statements after there was such a huge fan backlash, telling everyone they needed to " take a breath, and chill -- they have not read the script," and the title has been restored to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Another Elysium Blu-Ray Featurette Released; "Creating the Droids"

13 December 2013 12:42 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: December 17th, »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Elysium

2 October 2013 12:42 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Matt Damon (Promised Land) looks for a better life in the science-fiction movie Elysium.

The R-rated film is set in a future when Earth has been ruined and left for the have-nots. The haves have moved off planet to a luxurious space station called Elysium that orbits around Earth. On Earth, there’s hunger, poverty and sickness, but on Elysium, all illnesses can be healed and no one starves.

After a factory accident gives Damon’s Max of a death sentence in just a few days, he agrees to help an underground group infiltrate Elysium in an effort of opening it up to everyone.

Jodie Foster (Carnage) stars as the evil Delacourt, who controls Elysium; Diego Luna (Walking Vengeance) is Julio, the leader of the underworld; William Fichtner (Drive Angry) plays John Carlyle, the businessman »

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Paranormal Activity's Katie And Hook's Rufio Mock Their Own Typecasting In Hilarious Video

19 August 2013 6:47 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Typecasting is a double-edged sword. For some, nailing down a type can be a great way to get consistent acting work. Consider Tony Hale, who thanks to his role as Buster in Arrested Development has become a go-to guy for when a lovable weirdo needs casting. Or think of William Fichtner whose facial features read as shifty somehow, leading to lots of villain roles, like the heart-eating Butch Cavendish in The Lone Ranger or the cold-hearted industrialist John Carlyle in Elysium. The other side of this typecasting coin though is that people.from directors to casting agents and the general public.may never be able to see you as anything other than your major breakthrough character. This is the problem that both of the vids.above and below.present through two very different roles. Actress Katie Featherston broke through in a major way in 2007, portraying Katie in the independent movie »

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Elysium Review

8 August 2013 1:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It may be a stretch to say that the protagonist of Elysium "becomes more machine than man," but it's a fitting description for his story.  Writer and director Neill Blomkamp delivered an exhilarating sci-fi action film mixed with thoughtful social commentary in his debut feature, District 9.  His follow-up feature, Elysium, promises more of the same, and fully delivers on that promise for the first 35-40 minutes.  But then everything that was special about the picture and unique in Blomkamp's voice is drowned out in loud, clashing action scenes that are occasionally entertaining but beset with eye-rolling plot shortcuts, the loss of character development, and Jodie Foster's inability to pick an accent and run with it.  Elysium's message about economic inequality is couched in a finely-drawn sci-fi world, but the power of that message becomes diminished when we cease to care about the messenger. In 2154, the Earth has »

- Matt Goldberg

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Video Interviews With The Cast And Crew Of Elysium

1 August 2013 3:32 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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Elysium 'The Heist' Clip

26 July 2013 4:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Max De Costa (Matt Damon) and his crew decide to hijack prominent citizen John Carlyle (William Fichtner), they must deal with a heavily-armed android first in the latest clip from Elysium. District 9 director Neill Blomkamp returns with this highly-anticipated sci-fi thriller that follows Max as he goes on a dangerous mission to get aboard the elite space colony Elysium and find the life-saving treatment he desperately needs. Watch the latest footage before heading to see Elysium in theaters August 9.

Elysium comes to theaters August 9th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Michael Shanks, Talisa Soto, Diego Luna. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp. »

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Elysium's Matt Damon Featured On The Cover Of This Week's 'Entertainment Weekly'

24 July 2013 3:03 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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Mondo Unveils Two Awesome Martin Ansin Illustrated Posters For Elysium

19 July 2013 2:55 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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New Elysium Featurette Released; "Special Ops"

19 July 2013 4:57 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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New Elysium Featurette Released; "The Tech Of Elysium"

17 July 2013 10:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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Matt Damon! New Elysium Motion Poster & Concept Art

10 July 2013 1:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Final set design for the Protocol Room Life on Elysium John Carlyle (William Fichtner) sits in his office at Armadyne Child looks up at Elysium from Earth Versace Med Pod for Elysium citizens to cure any disease Early Torus sketch created by Syd Mead 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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, »

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6 Exclusive 'Elysium' Images: Travel to the World of Elysium

9 July 2013 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Welcome to "Elysium" week on Moviefone! From July 8 - 12, we're featuring brand-new, exclusive content from the Matt Damon sci-fi epic, opening August 9.

Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" takes place in the future, with the poor stuck on a deteriorating Earth and the wealthy living in the sky on the high-tech Elysium. But what is so great about Elysium anyway?

Today we bring you six exclusive images and artwork from the film that take us on a trip to the lavish, glistening space station for the rich. Feel special because Elysium citizens are known for going to extreme measures (including death) to keep visitors out.

In this luxurious metropolis the citizens live the typical futuristic lifestyles you'd imagine, which include flying cars and instant curing medical machines.

Check out the Versace Med Pod (which sort of looks like a super fancy tanning booth) and the other gorgeous features of Elysium below.

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- Erin Whitney

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Elysium Featured On The Latest Cover Of Total Film Magazine

10 May 2013 2:47 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring: Matt Damon as Max Da Costa Jodie Foster as Secretary Delacourt Sharlto Copley as Kruger Wagner Moura as Spider Alice Braga as Frey Diego Luna as Julio William Fichtner as John Carlyle Faran Tahir as Minister Patel Release Date: August 9th, »

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Elysium - New Photos, Banners, and Character Profiles

10 April 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday, Sony Pictures unleashed the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, and it looked phenomenal! It seems a lot of people are really excited about this new sci-fi film. I think Blomkamp is going to deliver fans another incredible movie. Luckily we only have to wait a few more months before we can see it. Click here to watch the trailer again or watch it for the first time. 

The official Elysium website has been updated to include a bunch of new images of several of the characters in the story. It also offers some more cool information on the film as well as some character profiles, which I've included below. There's a lot of stuff to be learned about this movie and these characters, so I suggest you check it all out!

Here are the character profiles:

Max Da Costa (Matt Damon)

Max Da Costa hasn't always played by the rules. »

- Joey Paur

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Elysium Q&A with Sharlto Copley and Director Neill Blomkamp

9 April 2013 9:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, I was invited to attend a special event in Los Angeles where press members and fans alike were treated to a special glimpse at new footage from Elysium, one of this summer's most highly-anticipated films, arriving in theaters August 9. While there was quite little that was known about the movie beforehand, the buzz was palpable after the presentation had ended.

Director Neill Blomkamp, star Sharlto Copley, and producer Simon Kinberg joined us in Los Angeles, with Matt Damon joining the discussion via a live feed that was streamed from a packed theater in Berlin, Germany. After Matt Damon thanked everyone for "skipping work or school" to be there, we were shown the first trailer, which will debut later today. We are shown the lush amenities that the Elysium space station has to offer - home to the world's elite and most wealthy citizens while the rest of the Earth's »

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