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  • Matt, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley will appear at the Elysium panel at Comic-Con today. Photos of the Elysium display at Comic-Con are at Dread Central, i09 and Coming Soon.

  • A live blog of the Sony panel is available at Coming Soon.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 13th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Panel set-up

    From Sharlto Copley's Facebook:

    hello Comic-Con! see you guys at 5:30pm this Friday in Hall H - Neill will be showing footage from Elysium. Q&A afterwards with Neill, me, Matt and Jodie... hope to see you there.

    The Elysium red carpet has just started. Cast members have been doing interviews with various outlets, including an interview with Matt and Jodie on EW online (should be available at the site later).

    AMC Theatres‏@AMCTheatres
    Matt Damon talking Elysium at #sdcc #comiccon! http://instagr.am/p/NCZR3axPyg/

    Edited at 2012-07-13 10:16 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 13th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Live blog

    There will a live blog of the Sony panel:


    They're tweeting the press conference here:

    Edited at 2012-07-13 11:52 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 13th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    At the "Elysium" press conference,Matt has introduced himself "Team America" style. I Like the way he laughs at himself ƪ('◡')ʃ

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 13th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    And he's done another interview on the red carpet with Matt Zoller (who put himself into Matt's family photos during the Informant press conference).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 14th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    ...LOL :)

    What I've got so far, is that Matt's character is dying and trying to get a space station for meds, Copley's the bad guy & Jodie is a political figure, somewhat Machiavellian. Sounds promising. According to IMDB is a 100 million dolar movie.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 14th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    I loved the comment from Neill Blomkamp that it's not a $200 million movie (but it is probably a $120 million movie). Jodie said it was an 80 day shoot.

    Elysium panel up shortly and they will show seven minutes of footage.

    Edited at 2012-07-14 12:51 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 14th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    Neill's a big fan of Comic-Con and really wanted to debut some footage there.. The visual FX are not done yet...
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 14th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    Thanks for letting us know about the live blog. Would have loved to have been there and heard Matt's funny stories about the "crap dust" in Mexico City. I guess they'll have some nice interviews up by tomorrow :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 14th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live blog

    Here's some detailed reports on the footage shown:



    Reactions to the footage are very positive. A trailer still won't be available for possibly months (this was just rough unfinished footage). A few comments:

    #Elysium looks unbelievably badass and huge in scope. Footage lived up to the expectations set by District 9. Full report soon! #SDCC

    Adam J. Ely‏@adamjely
    Just witnessed 7 minutes of #Elysium. The planet is not prepared for how uncompromising honest, scary, fantastic, and badass it is. #SDCC

    Pietro Filipponi‏@Poni_Boy
    Elysium is loaded with action and sci-fi/intergallactic beauty but centers on a dark story about class diversity. Also, Cyborg Matt Damon!

    Ryland Aldrich‏@RylandAldrich
    7 min sizzle for ELYSIUM with some temp FX shows us a whole lot of the story. Get your cyborg Matt Damon costumes ready for #SDCC 2013.

    Edited at 2012-07-14 02:02 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 14th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)


    The EW interview with the cast is now available:

    A video interview with Matt at PopSugar about Elysium and Bourne:


    A video interview about poker with Sharlto and Rounders 2 (it's still on):

    A great interview with Neill Blomkamp about the film and why he wanted to cast Matt (and some videos from the panel):

    Edited at 2012-07-14 06:24 am (UTC)
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