Ahead of Friday’s release of Elysium, writer/director Neill Blomkamp talks at length with Spinoff Online about artistic freedom, shooting his first big-budget film, socioeconomic issues, and what comes next.
Writer/director Neill Blomkamp has announced he’ll reunite with his District 9 and Elysium star Sharlto Copley for the sci-fi comedy Chappie.
A March 13, 2013, release date is set for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow-up Elysium.
District 9 producer Neill Blomkamp isn’t planning on straying too outside of his comfort zone with his second movie, Elysium. It’ll be another socio-political science-fiction thriller, and it’ll once again star Sharlto Copley.
It might take some time for Neill Blomkamp to return to the story of Wikus van de Merwe, but the District 9 filmmaker appears to be sticking with his science fiction roots based on a new viral video.
District 9 actor Sharlto Copley reprises his critically acclaimed role of Wikus van der Merwe in an entirely unexpected fashion.
What kind of actor would star in a movie based on a young adult novel written by a shamed memoirist with a script by the men behind Smallville? I’m tempted to say “a masochist” – or perhaps someone who simply needs the work – which is why I’m more than a little surprised that the answer is “That guy everyone loved from District 9.”