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.
Hope they show a trailer for it at Comic-Con!
Mithun Divakaran on Jul 11, 2012
does this mean i need to invest in Bugatti?
Jericho on Jul 11, 2012
They are owned by Volkswagen, so invest in VW!!!
DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2012
Reminded me of the little dragonfly copters in THE 6TH DAY. Love those things.
DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2012
The nose shot in the first pic makes it look like ED 209's illegitimate son.
Chris Amaya on Jul 11, 2012
If they wanted to call it a Bugatti, they could at least have used the iconic arched grille styling cue, so we could tell it's a Bugatti without having to read the badge!
Alan Franzman on Oct 16, 2012
Lol, I drove past the hard rock last night to see the hoopla in downtown and noticed that flying contraption. I didn't know it was Buggatti made 😛
Smorgasbord on Jul 11, 2012
the world sounds similar to battle angel alita
yep on Jul 11, 2012
For some reason it reminds me of the Phoenix ship from Gatchaman.
max on Jul 12, 2012
Ayotunde Afolabi on Jul 12, 2012
I was really hoping Blomkamp would do something totally different from District 9 for his second film, but he's just doing another politically charged sci-fi. I'm sure its gonna be good, but its disappointing to see a director get almost typecast into making the same kind of films. Same for Josh Trank, why does he need to make another superhero film? I'd like to see what both these directors can do with something completely different.
junglejim on Jul 12, 2012
I bet it doesn't fly!
Karl on Aug 29, 2012
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