Science Fiction - Wisely

(the rantings of a science fiction freak)

New Science Fiction Film "Elysium" Boasts Spaceship by Bugatti

I was cruising the science fiction news-o-sphere today when I chanced across this article from TG Daily on a new film called Elysium. To be honest, this is the first I've heard of the film but it sounds interesting! Apparently Neil Blokamp, who did some of the cool fx stuff for District 9, has worked on this film as well, and some of the props are on display!

Bugatti spaceship wows Elysium fans

"I'm a huge fan of science fiction films and the slick futuristic vehicles they often depict. If you watched the sci-fi thriller District 9, you're probably more than familiar with director Neill Blomkamp's work. When District 9 was getting ready to hit ..."

The film's official synopsis:

"In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds."

Sounds cool... like the ultimate 99% vs. the 1% scenario. Although to my way of thinking, Zardoz was actually the best exposition of that theme I can come up with. What do you think?