District 9 director Neill Blomkam’s Elysium is shrouded in mystery. All that has been revealed thus far is that the sci-fi thriller will be set in the far future on another planet and, like District 9, is filled with many sociopolitical ideas wrapped up inside a Hollywood action film.
Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura and William Fichtner fill the cast, while the role of Foster has been revealed by the LA Times. “[Foster] will next appear as a head of state on an alien planet in ‘Elysium,’ ”
In addition, fresh rumors have begun circulating that the plot will actually follow a battle between an alien and human race for the right to colonize another planet. There are some very relevant political themes hidden within there…
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