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Neil Blomkamp To Re-Team With Sharlto Copley On ELSYIUM



Neil Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are reteaming the upcoming sci-fi film Elysium.
Elysium is Blomkamp’s long-awaited story set in the far future on another planet and, like District 9, is filled with many sociopolitical ideas in the form of a traditional action film. 

Currently, Blomkamp and Media Rights Capital are deciding on a distributor. Deadline is reporting that meetings have begun and there has been substantial interest from every studio.  Word is that Blomkamp will once again include a graphic novel as part of his presentation, like he did with District 9.
So far Sharlto Copley is the only actor involved with Elsyium. Copley broke onto the scene with his role as  Wikus van de Merwe in District 9 and HM Murdock in The A-Team reboot.
District 9 had a negative cost of $30 million and went on to gross $211 million worldwide and garnered and Oscar nomination for Best Picture.   Elsyium  is not going to be a be a sequel even though Sony Pictures has been pushing for a sequel to be made.  The film is likely to be made and marketed outside the studio system.
What are your thoughts of this news?  
Source: Deadline
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