Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Neill Blomkamp Elysium details unveiled

2012-06-18 15:30
Neill Blomkamp
Cape Town - The plot details of Elysium, the much-anticipated film by South African director Neill Blomkamp, his first release since District 9, have been released.

The Elysium production details have been a closely guarded secret until now and Collider reported on the movie's plot revelation after they received an invitation to a preview screening of the movie, which outlined the plot.

Elysium is a futuristic action thriller, both written and directed by Blomkamp, and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and District 9's breakout South African star Sharlto Copley.

The Elysium plot outline reads:

"In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy "Coordinators," people who can afford bio-genetical engineering, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, built by the Armadyne Corporation, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard 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 ex-con Max 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."

The movie reunites Blomkamp with SA actor Sharlto Copley, who was last seen in the role of Murdock in 2010's The A-Team. Elysium also stars Diego Luna, Alice Braga, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.

Elysium is set for release worldwide on 1 March 2013.

A viral marketing campaign for the movie's release has been under way for almost a year already when a fake recruitment site for a tech company called Armadyne popped up online in July, reports Entertainment Weekly.

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Everything you need to know about the 4 new flicks releasing at the cinema this weekend. Read More »
Add your review

The opening scene of the movie Spectre shows James Bond chasing a bad guy through a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.