One of the most talked about and mysterious films in current production, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium now has a star considering joining the cast: The Bourne Identity’s Matt Damon. According to Deadline, after some discussions Damon is currently in the beginning stages of signing up for the project. Whilst nothing has been confirmed for definite, Damon and Blomkamp’s respective management teams have been in discussions to try and ascertain whether they will work well together: if all goes to plan Damon will be up for a central role in the film.
Elysium has been surrounded by mystery, with very little given away regarding its plot or making. Blomkamp has confirmed that whilst it is another science fiction film it differs considerably from his previous release District 9, stating “Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from District 9, but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the film is that it is to be set in the future. The current expected completion date for its production is 2013.