Matt Damon is in negotiations to star in the sci-fi action film Elysium alongside Sharlto Copley, according to Deadline. The film will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, this is the first time Blomkamp & Copley have teamed up again since the critically acclaimed District 9. No details about the movie have yet been released, even though it is another sci-fi action film it is not thought to be a sequel to District 9, which begs the question. Blomkamp did recently direct a viral video for Wired Magazine, which looked more like a teaser trailer than viral video. Hit the jump to hear more.
/Film nicely collated some of Blomkamp's comments over the last year or so in reference to his next project.
"…I’ve got one science fiction idea that I’m absolutely in love with, which I’m pretty sure is going to be my next film. 99% sure…It’s totally original, it’s my own story…It’s set on another planet, but it’s cool. It’s violent, very violent, and very unique hopefully. We’ll see.…It is science fiction and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me. Those ideas are wrapped up inside something that is like a Hollywood action film…The setting for the next film takes place 150 years from now. There are two cities that I’m choosing between. They would play as themselves. They are not in South Africa.…Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from District 9, but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm."