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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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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis

Oct 23 2014 9:49pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The '12 Years a Slave' star and two other actors will join lead star Matt Damon in the sci-fi thriller about an astronaut ...
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16 hours ago

Stan, Ejiofor Join Scott's "The Martian"

Oct 23 2014 7:34pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Mackenzie Davis ("Halt and Catch Fire") have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox. Matt Damon plays an American astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of the crew members believe he is dead. He must struggle to survive until NASA can la ...
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18 hours ago

Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor & The Winter Soldier

Oct 23 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: First Showing

For a film that primarily focuses on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded in a colony on Mars and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission, there sure seems to be a lot of supporting cast members signing on to The Martian. Director Ridley Scott is at the helm of the film written by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, which starts shooting next month, and EW has learned three more names have ...
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18 hours ago

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan Join THE MARTIAN; Ethan Hawke to Play Chet Baker in BORN TO BE BLUE

Oct 23 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: Collider

Ridley Scott just scored two more industry heavyweights for The Martian, 12 Years a Slave star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan.  They join Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Sean Bean in the November 25, 2015 release about an astronaut who winds up stranded on Mars.  Filming is set to begin in Budapest this November. In addition, we also just got word that Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopic, Born To B ...
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18 hours ago

Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Martian

Oct 23 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis also set for Ridley Scott's latestRidley Scott is set to start shooting the film next month, and the casting announcements for his latest, sci-fi pic The Martian, are arriving at speed. The latest name to join the impressive ensemble are 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor plus Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan and actress Mackenzie Davis.Matt Damon is starring in the film as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, lef ...
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So, I guess Christian Bale is playing Steve Jobs after all!

Oct 23 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Aaron Sorkin confirmed the casting in an interview. Read the full article on AICN So said Aaron Sorkin, and so it was.   After David Fincher abandoned Sorkin's JOBS, it was assumed he took Bale, his pic for the title role, along with him. When Danny Boyle came onboard, he reportedly looked at guys like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper, and even sent out an offer to Leonardo DiCaprio. But it looks like Bale still pushed for the g ...
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Bean Joins THE MARTIAN, Dormer Enters THE FOREST, Livingston Faces THE 5TH WAVE, and David and Knapp Fight THE NICE GUYS

Oct 21 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Collider

We have some casting news for you today.  First up, Sean Bean has signed on to Ridley Scott's The Martian.  Scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough for NASA to rescue him.  According to THR, Bean will play a NASA flight director.  It seems like a safe job, but I'm sure Bean's character will find some way t ...
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3 days ago

Sean Bean Joins Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN!!

Oct 21 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: aintitcool

An impressive cast is assembling for next November's release. Read the full article on AICN Sean Bean has joined the cast of THE MARTIAN, a Ridley Scott-helmed survival thriller which finds Matt Damon stranded and struggling to survive on a Martian colony.   Per THIS piece in THR…  Bean will play a NASA flight director. Based on a novel by Andy Weir (see Copernicus’ interview with Weir HERE), the film also stars Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels (yay!), Jessica Chas ...
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3 days ago

Sean Bean To Join "The Martian"

Oct 21 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Sean Bean is set to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's space survival drama "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox. Damon plays an astronaut stranded on a Martian colony who struggles to survive long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission. Bean plays a NASA flight director. Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen Wiig also star in the film which Drew G ...
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3 days ago

Sean Bean Set For The Martian

Oct 20 2014 10:55pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...“He’ll suffocate! He’ll experience explosive decompression! He’ll be roasted by a stray rocket booster! He’s playing the planet Mars and it blows up at the end!” Yes, we can almost hear the litany of How Will Sean Bean Die jokes being drawn up as we write it, but here’s the news anyway – he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.Matt Damon is starring in the film as NASA astronaut Mark Wa ...
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