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Neill Blomkamp, Matt Damon & Jodie Foster Impress With Dystopian, Pig Urine-Filled 'Elysium' At Comic-Con

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 14, 2012 7:50 AM
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Today Neill Blomkamp made his return to Comic-Con and Hall H after appearing in 2009 for the film that launched his career, “District 9.” “I actually feel like I belong out there amongst the darkness and the flashing lights where I can’t really see anyone’s faces,” Blomkamp tells the crowd. “I’m a fan.”

Sharlto Copley To Play King Stefan In 'Maleficent' With Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 6:00 PM
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Damn, Sharlto Copley isn't wasting any time filling up his calendar. Currently off shooting the thriller "Open Grave" and set to team up with Spike Lee this fall for the "Oldboy" remake, it looks like he's going to sandwich a good old-fashioned blockbuster in right between the two.

Sharlto Copley Will Lead 'Apollo 18' Helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's 'Open Grave'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:42 AM
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Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" and "Elysium," Joe Carnahan's "The A-Team," the sci-fi epic "Europa" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. South African thesp Sharlto Copley -- who has or will feature in all those mentioned projects -- hasn't exactly done small scope features has he?

'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley Takes The Villain Role In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2012 4:57 PM
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After cycling through Colin Firth and Clive Owen, Spike Lee is hoping he's finally found the villain for his brewing remake of "Oldboy."

Sharlto Copley & Michael Nyqvist To Lead Sebastian Cordero's Sci-Fi Adventure Pic 'Europa'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 8, 2011 1:35 AM
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Best known for the festival hopping trio of "Ratas, Ratones, Rateros," "Crónicas" and "Rabia," Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero isn't exactly a household name but with his latest project, the up-and-comer finds himself at the helm of a promising sci-fi flick boasting a cast which reads like a who's who of international talent.

Diego Luna Latest To Circle Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' With Matt Damon And Jodie Foster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2011 12:20 PM
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Since the moment we walked out of "District 9," buzzing with the energy and invention of the picture, we, like you, have been keenly awaiting more work from South African director Neill Blomkamp. And after a heap of speculation -- the Blomkamp directing "The Hobbit" rumor must have raised its head a good half-dozen times -- the helmer's follow-up was finally announced at the end of last year as the mysterious sci-fi project "Elysium."

Jodie Foster Joins Matt Damon & Sharlto Copley In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2011 7:57 AM
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Things are heating up for Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium," the followup to his blockbuster smash "District 9." Deadline reports that Jodie Foster has signed on, joining the previously announced Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley in what is shaping up to be a very exciting cast.

Neill Blomkamp Will Reteam With Sharlto Copley For 'Elysium,' Seeking Cast & Distribution

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2010 5:38 AM
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It's been pretty common knowledge since the beginning of the year that Neill Blomkamp was planning to follow the massive success of "District 9" not with a sequel or as was erroneously rumored at one time, "The Hobbit," but with a project of his own creation called "Elysium."

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