First Real Photo of Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Found
So what's a "ChemRail" and when can I get one to put on my wall? With news that Neill Blomkamp's latest under-wraps, secretive sci-fi project Elysium will be giving Comic-Con attendees a glimpse next week, I'm getting the feeling it's finally time to crack open the ice on this and let out whatever is within. I've been keeping an eye on the old viral site called Armadyne.net from last year (no new updates yet), but now a new photo has popped up courtesy of JoBlo. It looks to be a magazine scan, but it's an official still of Matt Damon in some robotic gear, in a pose reminiscent of this shot of Sharlto from District 9. Check this out!
Here's the only official shot of Damon from Elysium, updated in high res. I'm definitely interested so far.
So what is Elysium about? Well 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 hard the 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. However, I think there is more to it.
Word is that Neill Blomkamp's Elysium involves a futuristic world with robots, and focuses on the idea of robotic manipulation and enhancement, as we see here. Damon has some sort of robotic attachment on his arm, and you can see in other set photos that it extends all the way down the right side of his body to his leg. There's still a very heavy socio-political plot, which is what Damon gets in the middle of. Other than that, I'm very curious to see what they show at Comic-Con, and what other reveals come with it (Armadyne?). Sony/Columbia has Elysium scheduled for March 1st, 2013 next year, we'll be sure to keep you updated.