William Fichtner Also Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Flick 'Elysium'

April 6, 2011
Source: Variety

William Fichtner

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?

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You wrote the name of the brazilian actor wrong, the right is Wagner Moura. Hyper over 9000 for this movie.

edusc on Apr 7, 2011


I do remember, seeing as Contact is #4 on my top 10 movie list! I can't believe how excited I am for this. Excellent cast and another Sci-Fi from Blomkamp!

Everman on Apr 7, 2011


Hell yes, love me some Fichtner.

Craig on Apr 7, 2011


Apart from Jaume Collet-Serra, Blomkamp is easily the most exciting and talented director in the last 10 years. So pumped for this. Still over a year away. 🙁

KLO on Apr 7, 2011


One of my favourite actors,very excited for this film.Blomkamp is turning out to be an interesting director.

tir na nog on Apr 7, 2011


Oooh, I love him. I always have this "You're so cool. You're so cool." line from True Romance in my head when I see Fitchner. He wasn't in that movie, but he really -is- "so cool."

Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011


"What are you doing with a gun in space?"

Awtan90 on Apr 7, 2011


nice talking from armageddon!

Elvis on Apr 7, 2011


So both he AND 'Elite Squad' Star Wagner Moura Cast as the Villain in Sci-Fi 'Elysium'???

Guy on Apr 7, 2011


Blomkamp is a genius director

Elvis on Apr 7, 2011


O come on guys the guy has made one movie, now it was awesome dont get me wrong. But sometimes I feel all you people who say "Blomkamp is easily the most exciting and talented director in the last 10 years" are just saying that because theyve seen 100 other bloggers say the same thing so it must be true. If Elysium is anywhere near as good as D9 then Ill gladly say the guy is a fantastic new director. Your all going to be pissed when its a flop, that why throwing around those compliments is rediculous because it only leads to serious disappointment.

Cody W. on Apr 7, 2011


finally he joined! so glad 😀

A5J4DX on Apr 7, 2011


Wasn't Elysium the name of the ship previously mentioned in Pandorum?

Josephrmazza on Apr 13, 2011

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