Though it hasn’t yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 followup Elysium is continuing to add big names. Deadline reports that Blomkamp’s just gotten Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs) to commit and join Matt Damon (Contagion) and District 9‘s Sharlto Copley to the sci-fi film he wrote and will direct as his next project. Simon Kinberg is producing. The plot continues to be kept under wraps. Still no word on if this is connected to Blomkamp’s creepy viral.
This could easily be the best news of the year, sans the reveal of J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. The LA Times is reporting that South Korean director Park Chan-wook – the genius behind Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Thirst – could make his English-language directorial debut on Stoker, a drama about a young woman whose eccentric uncle comes back into her life after the death of her father. Stoker>, you may recall, is the first film from “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller, who penned the script in his other life as a screenwriter, and is being produced by Ridley and Tony Scott’s company, as well as Carey Mulligan is playing the young woman, and Jodie Foster is co-starring in the movie.
Three men search for a missing fortune in a big mansion while a woman hides in one of its rooms.
Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter’s confidence before he is to give away any information.
Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, who’s career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.