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Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Aug 17 2013, 10:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Matt Damon claims his new sci-fi film isn't far off real life. The 'Elysium' actor wants fans to be ''completely entertained'' but doesn't think they should ignore the action film's deeper meaning....

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Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Aug 17 2013, 10:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Matt Damon claims his new sci-fi film isn't far off real life.

The 'Elysium' actor wants fans to be ''completely entertained'' but doesn't think they should ignore the action film's deeper meaning.

The film follows two worlds in 2154, where the poor are forced to live in an overpopulated planet ridden with disease while the rich have fled to live on a spacecraft called Elysium.

Damon's character Max, a poor steel worker with a criminal past, is faced with turmoil after suffering an industrial accident and is in need of the medicine held by the First World to survive.

While the plot appears far-fetched, Damon says it draws parallels to real life.

He explained to ITN news: ''If you look at the difference between the bottom billion people on planet Earth and the top ten million, the contrast is as stark as living on a space station and living in a third world urban centre, you don't have to go far, particularly in other countries, you don't have to go far to see poverty like that.''

However, the 42-year-old actor insists the entertainment value comes before the bold social statement depicted by director Neill Blomkamp.

He continued: ''They can talk about it round the water cooler if they want to, what the deeper meaning of the movie is or the deeper message of the movie but the first order of business is, with particularly a summer movie like this is to make sure people are completely entertained by it.''

The movie, which also stars Jodie Foster, topped the US box office over the weekend with opening sales of $30 million.

'Elysium' is due out in UK theatres August 20.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Develop Sci-Fi Espionage Series INCORPORATED for Syfy

Oct 14 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: Collider

Even though Matt Damon and Ben Affleck aren't usually associated with science fiction—Damon has a small role in The Zero Theorem and Affleck has Paycheck—the duo will be developing the sci-fi espionage thriller Incorporated for Syfy.  Per the press release, the show is "set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power. This will be the story of one man’s efforts to beat the system."  A world where ...
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Watch: Tons of Extended SAG Chats with Leonardo DiCaprio & More

Oct 9 2014 6:25pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Over the past few months, we've featured some cool shorts and features from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, some of them fun with Patton Oswalt, others fascinating and informative with screenwriters like Dustin Lance Black. Well, the Screen Actors Guild also has a great collection of videos on the web too, many of them hours long, featuring engaging conversations that the SAG Foundation hosted with some of Hollywood's biggest and most tal ...
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Casting Net: Jeff Daniels in talks for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

Oct 6 2014 7:28pm CDT | Source: ew

• Another big name has been launched into consideration for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Emmy winner Jeff Daniels is the latest actor in talks to join Matt ...
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Steven Spielberg Starts Filming Cold War Thriller with Tom Hanks!

Oct 6 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Although the film does not have a title, it already is among our most anticipated films coming our way in the next few years. Steven Spielberg has started principal photography on his as of yet untitled Cold War spy thriller starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks. Spielberg is shooting the true story in New York and in Berlin. The spy thriller that reunites Spielberg and Hanks after giving us those unforgettable Saving Private Ryan q ...
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Jeff Daniels joining The Martian?

Oct 5 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: Total Film

Ridley Scott’s The Martian looks set to swell its growing ensemble with a host of new cast members, with Jeff Daniels reportedly the closest name to signing on the dotted line. According to THR, the star is currently in talks to appear alongside Matt Damon in the film, which will focus on an astronaut stranded on a Martian colony. The film will tell the story of Damon’s attempts to survive in such hostile ...
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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Who wins, then and now?

Oct 3 2014 7:10pm CDT | Source: ew

Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most we ...
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Robert Downey Jr. Will Do ‘Iron Man 4′… If Mel Gibson Directs

Oct 3 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

One of the most epic will-they-won’t-they storylines currently playing out in pop culture isn’t a TV romance, but Robert Downey Jr.‘s back-and-forth regarding Iron Man 4. He suggests he’s done with the franchise, then clarifies he’s “open” to returning. He says there’s “no plan,” then hints that he wants to keep riding that wave. Now, Downey’s latest comments add an interesting wrinkle to the plot. Downey says he’ll do Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson directs it. Hey, it worked for Matt ...
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Jeff Daniels Heads To The Martian

Oct 3 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

In talks for Ridley Scott's new sci-fiJeff Daniels will be back on our screens this December as the bumbling dim-bulb Harry Dunne in Dumb & Dumber To, but he’s looking for something that will let him appear a little smarter for a future role. The actor is in talks to join Ridley Scott’s next project, The Martian.Matt Damon will star in the film as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars after his crewmates on the Ares 3 mission are forced ...
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Jeff Daniels Boards Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

Oct 3 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Jeff Daniels is about to be seen in moron mode in Dumb and Dumber To, but he’ll have to wise back up for his next role after that. He’s just signed on for Ridley Scott‘s The Martian, in which he’ll play the director of NASA. Matt Damon leads the cast, while Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, and Michael Peña are circling supporting roles. Get all the details on Jeff Daniels in The Martian after the jump. THR reports Daniels is currently in talks. Scott is directing The Martian from a ...
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Jeff Daniels Takes a Top Post at NASA in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

Oct 3 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: First Showing

This fall, Jeff Daniels steps away from the news desk on HBO with the third and final season of "The Newsroom" and gets stupid again in the comedy sequel Dumb & Dumber To. But next he'll next be taking a prestigious job at NASA as THR reports the actor who has been seen in films such as Good Night and Good Luck and Looper has taken a role in Ridley Scott's developing sci-fi drama The Martian. The film follows Ma ...
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