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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Elysium Press Conference Coverage Featuring Director Neill Blomkamp, Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and More!





Just what is Elysium? That was pretty much the question first and foremost on our minds when we sat down for the press conference for writer/director Neill Blomkamp's latest during last week's San Diego Comic-Con.

Also on hand at the press conference were producer Simon Kinberg and the film's stars, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley (who is reuniting with Blomkamp after their first wildly successful collaboration together- District 9).

Because the details have been slim up until now regarding the flick, we thought we'd give you as much as you could handle in the way of two videos. In our first Elysium press conference video, Blomkamp and company finally give up some details on the story and more insight into the characters that Damon, Foster and Copley will portray in the upcoming sci-fi epic.

The second Elysium video features the cast discussing how Blomkamp got them involved with the project, more about the director's complete Elysium graphic novel that he had everyone involved use as reference material for the flick and both Copley and Blomkamp discussing reuniting on their latest as well as reflecting on the differences in their experiences working on this movie and District 9.

During the event Blomkamp also discussed his next project, Chappy, which reunited him with District 9 co-writer Terri Tatchell.

"It's much more simplistic than Elysium," explained Blomkamp. "It was a fairly formed idea that I had already so I'd just go back and forth; I'd write that with Terri when I felt like it, and then I'd go back to work on Elysium independently. It's a science fiction comedy thing; that's about as far as I can go with it. It's called Chappy."

Check out our two press conference videos below, and look for Elysium in theatres on March 1st, 2013, courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Synopsis
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 Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.


San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Elysium Press Conference Coverage Featuring Director Neill Blomkamp, Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and More! (click for larger image)

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