William Fichtner Also Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Flick 'Elysium'
The cast already includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Wagner Moura already set to star in Neill Blomkamp's next sci-fi film Elysium, it's hard to believe the cast could get any better. But Variety reports William Fichtner (The Dark Knight, Drive Angry 3D) has now joined the cast of the secretive project. Once again, plot details are scarce, but we know the film takes place 100 years in the future and deals with a social allegory that District 9 similarly touched upon, but on a much bigger scale. Interestingly enough, if you don't recall, Fichtner also starred with Jodie Foster in the sci-fi movie Contact back in 1997.
As far as any other information, we know Wagner is supposed to play some sort of villain who has a crazy sense of humor, but the problems he creates for our protagonist remain to be seen. As for the sets that will take us to the distant future, Syd Mead, responsible for work on such iconic futuristic films as Blade Runner, will be responsible for those. However, sit back and relax, because we have almost two years before we'll see Elysium on the big screen as it won't hit theaters until March 8th, 2013, so stay tuned! Excited?