Long Wait for ‘District 9′ Director’s ‘Elysium’

Sony Pictures’ has shifted the release of Elysium now that it arrives in theaters March 1, 2013, a mere week earlier than originally planned.

Elysium is the top secret sci-fi project from District 9 director Neill Blomkam that stars Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura and William Fichtner.

The story is said to be set in the far future on another planet and, like District 9, which is filled with many sociopolitical ideas wrapped up inside a Hollywood action film.

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…