First Comic-Con Photos of 'Elysium' Bugatti Futuristic Flying Vehicle
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2012
Last night upon arriving in San Diego for Comic-Con, we discovered there was some sort of futuristic spacecraft sitting in front of the Hard Rock Hotel. This morning I returned to find a badass physical display for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, starring Matt Damon (his first photo), a first look at one of the futuristic vehicles (a Bugatti!) from the movie. It's so dirty and has hooks because, as a friend on twitter explained: "that shit gets F upped in the flick. Lot of great vehicles in the movie!" Plus, I think this is an actual set piece designed and used to film with, so the hooks were for mounting. Check out my six exclusive photos below!
This is only the start of our Elysium coverage from Comic-Con (plenty more to come!), but I love this sci-fi design, I thought the look and setup was awesome, and I had to take some photos to share. From Elysium:
So what is Neill Blomkamp's Elysium about? The official synopsis states: In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hardened government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Sony/Columbia has Elysium scheduled to hit theaters on March 1st, 2013 early next year. We'll be sure to keep you updated.