New Images From Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Fresh Plot Details

Here we see Wagner Moura and Alice Braga‘s characters in Elysium for the first time. The images were published by Illustrada, a newspaper from San Paulo, who also shared some new plot details.

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You also see Matt Damon there, and I’m guessing that’s Emma Tremblay, being carried.

Moura plays Spider, a mixture of revolutionary hacker and human smuggler: he illegally transporting people for Elysium, a “paradise” built in Earth orbit where the wealthy live the future.

Matt Damon makes Max, a workman that needs to reach Elysium in an attempt to save his life, and Spider is their only way out.

Alice Braga live Frey, a childhood friend of Max The two were raised together in an orphanage, but followed different paths. Frey realized his dream of becoming a nurse and had a daughter. When Max finds, years later, old feelings come back to haunt the woman.

And there’s a quote from Moura too, which I’ve put through Google Translate:

Elysium is about social differences. My character is kind of a leader of the excluded, but is far from the romantic idea of ​​the nice revolutionary. Neill sought a multicultural cast. Maybe [to] reinforce the theories of globalization and exclusion. He encouraged us to improvise things that reinforce these identities. It is clear that Spider is Brazilian, but I acted like one.

And so one of the most interesting films on this year’s calendar – the big red X on August 9th – becomes even more enticing for me.

Neill Blomkamp is clearly not beating about the bush with his politics here, and calling a hacker-type Spider is bang-on conventional stuff, but Blomkamp and the cast have got the stuff to pull this off, and there seems to be a lot of texture to go with the hard, heavy hammer blows too.

The first trailer for Elysium isn’t very far away at all now. I don’t know who will be the most excited by this – those who haven’t seen any footage from the film at all yet, or those of us who were brought to our knees in Hall H at Comic-Con last summer.

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