First Look: Sharlto Copley as the Villain in Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'
What a badass. Hell yes! I was just talking with a friend last night about Sharlto Copley in this movie, how badass he looks, how he'll steal the show (or at least put up a damn good fight). Those of us at Comic-Con got a taste of this character, but now Empire has revealed an official first look photo of actor Sharlto Copley (who played the lead in District 9) in Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi Elysium, which was pushed to an August release next year. This time he plays the villain of the movie, an assassin named Kruger who carries around a sword and dresses like a homeless nomad. I'm sure we'll see more soon, but for now this is just a first look.
Elysium, directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (of District 9), focuses on Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a hardened government ofﬁcial, who will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. However, that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (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 land in theaters August 9th, 2013 next year.