Sony Grabs Elysium, Blade Runner Set Designer Signs On!

SonyNeill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the hit District 9 finally has a home. Sony Pictures has landed the distro rights, and that spells good news for those of us dying to see the flick now known as Elysium. But wait … there’s more!

According to Deadline Blomkamp will have his sets designed by Syd Mead, famous for his work on films like Blade Runner. Mead’s very hard to hire, but he responded because he so liked District 9. The film will prep in April and start production in July in Vancouver before moving to Mexico City in the fall.

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster are set already to star along with District 9 lead Sharlto Copley. Look for it in theatres just in time for the 2012 holiday season!

The plot is still very much under wraps, but check out the strange viral video that debuted a while back, which has since been dubbed AGM Heartland, below, and let the speculation continue.

In the interim we’ll keep right on digging.

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