Check Out Impressive Practical & Visual Effects in 'Elysium' Featurette
Though the film might not live up to the provoking originality of District 9, director Neill Blomkamp still delivered some fun, sci-fi action just over a couple weeks ago with Elysium. It's definitely worth seeing on the big screen, even if it's a derivative story, because the action and special effects are damn impressive. Now you can see how impressive they really are in this new featurette which shows the combination of practical and visual effects, which include gray mo-cap suited stand-ins for the security robots, helicopters doubling as spaceships, and some real locations used for Elysium itself. It's a pretty cool featurette. Watch!
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. The screenplay was written by Neill Blomkamp. Read more about the movie's composer Ryan Amon here. Sony/Columbia has Elysium now in theaters everywhere August 9th this week. See it!