Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 11:25am PDT

Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi Chappie has added Sigourney Weaver as filming gets underway in Johannesburg. The Sony/MRC production written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell follows the preternaturally gifted robot Chappie, … Read More »

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Hugh Jackman Joins Neill Blomkamp’s Sci-Fi ‘Chappie’

By | Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT

Hugh Jackman is joining the cast of Chappie, from District 9 and Elysium helmer Neill Blomkamp. He’s attached to play the rival of Dev Patel’s character in the South Africa-set sci-fi pic about … Read More »

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 2:41pm PDT

Fresh off the director’s futuristic actioner Elysium, Sony Pictures has pegged Neill Blomkamp‘s follow-up for March 27, 2015. Chappie is the story of the titular robot with artificial intelligence that is stolen by a pair … Read More »

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Sony, MRC Team On ‘Chappie,’ Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ Followup

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 10:07am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony has kept Neill Blomkamp in the fold, making a deal with Media Rights Capital to co-produce, co-finance and distribute his next film, called Chappie. Blomkamp will direct the script he wrote with Terri Tatchell. He will … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Elysium’

By | Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 4:58pm PDT

It’s 2154, and a new caste system is in place. Earth is populated by the have-nots, while the privileged live in a veritable utopia aboard a massive spaceship. Earth-bound ne’er-do-well Max Da Costa (Matt Damon) gets some souped-up surgery and invades the ship monitored by Secretary of Defense Delacourt … Read More »

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3RD UPDATE: Sony Pictures Snaps Up Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’; Matt Damon And Jodie Foster Set To Star

By | Wednesday January 19, 2011 @ 4:04pm PST
Mike Fleming

3RD UPDATE: Sony Pictures has now decided to go it alone on Neill Blomkamp’s new scifi pic Elysium for worldwide distribution. So there is no Universal Pictures’ involvement, as the studio declined to take part. MRC put the … Read More »

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Jodie Foster Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Though it hasn’t yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 followup Elysium is looking better and better. He’s just gotten Jodie Foster to commit and join Matt Damon and District 9‘s … Read More »

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Matt Damon In Talks To Join Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

By | Friday December 10, 2010 @ 7:55am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Damon is in early negotiations to star in Neill Blomkamp’s scifi film Elysium for Media Rights Capital. Damon will join District 9‘s Sharlto Copley in a film that is shrouded in secrecy. While a Damon commitment–they’re in the … Read More »

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Neill Blomkamp Moving Ahead On ‘Elysium’



EXCLUSIVE I’ve just learned that Neill Blomkamp is reteaming with his District 9 star Sharlto Copley on his second sci-fi feature Elysium. Copley played Wikus van de Merwe in District 9 as well as HM Murdock in this summer’s The A-Team reboot. Meanwhile, director Blomkamp … Read More »

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A Post Comic-Con Wish List of 15 Films The Geek Crowd Really Wants To See

Mike Fleming

Studios brought stars and film clips to Comic-Con, seeking geek love for all of its superhero and fantasy projects. While they’re paying attention, how about some of the more ambitious films these die-hards have waited years to see? After … Read More »

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