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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’ Set to Arrive in 2015

Aug 2 2014 3:34am CDT | Source: movienewz

20th Century Fox has moved up director Ridley Scott’s The Martian almost four months from it’s original March 4, 2016 release date to November 25, 2015. Matt Damon will star in the sci-fi thriller based on The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir. In the film, NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), a botanist and mechanical […]The post Ridley Scott’ ...
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Fox Resets "Martian," "Peculiars," "Paper" Dates

Aug 1 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

20th Century Fox is shifting around its release schedule with three films being affected. The big announcement is that the Ridley Scott 'mystery project' has been moved up from March 4th 2016 to November 25th 2015. It will indeed be the Drew Goddard-penned adaptation of Andy Weir's novel "The Martian" rather than the "Prometheus" sequel as previously rumored. Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is stranded on a ...
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New Release Dates: ‘The Martian’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’ & More

Aug 1 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Twentieth Century Fox has announced new release dates for three of its upcoming projects: The Martian, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Paper Towns. The Martian, which will be directed by the ever-busy Ridley Scott, stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must find his way back home. Originally set to debut on March 4, 2016, Fox has moved the sci-fi film up by four months to November 25, 2015. Now that the key player ...
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Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN Release Date Set for November 25, 2015; Tim Burton’s PECULIARS Pushed to 2016; PAPER TOWNS Dated for July 31, 2015

Aug 1 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Collider

We have a few release date changes and announcements to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: 20th Century Fox’s “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” has been confirmed, as The Martian release date has been moved up from March 2016 to November 25, 2015. Director Tim Burton’s next film, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, will take over the date previously held by The Martin, as Fox has pushed it to March 4, 2016. Following the success of The Fault in Our ...
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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian,’ Not ‘Prometheus 2,’ Opens November 2015

Aug 1 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Back in March, news broke that an untitled Ridley Scott film would open in March 2016. Rumors quickly suggested that film would be Prometheus 2, especially since the script for that was reportedly done. Well, the movie in that slot has now been moved up, to November 25, 2015. And it’s not Prometheus 2. It’s better. It’s Scott’s adaptation of the Mark Weir book The Martian, with Matt Damon reportedly set to star. Box Office Mojo reported ...
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Comic-Con Bombshell: WB Wants ‘Batman V Superman’ Scribe Chris Terrio For ‘Justice League’

Jul 25 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Warner Bros hosts its Comic-Con panel tomorrow morning where Batman V Superman is expected to be front and center, but here’s a morsel to nibble on today. I’m hearing that after he absolutely crushed the script on that film, Oscar-winning Argo scribe Chris Terrio is being courted by the studio to come aboard and script its Justice League movie. That super hero mash-up will be DC Comics answer to Marvel’s Avengers juggernaut. Not that well known prior to Argo, Terri ...
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First Poster Of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Jul 24 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

South African graffiti For Neill Blomkamp’s next slice of sci-fi freshness, Chappie, he’s tapping into a more comic vein that was evident in either District 9 and Elysium. Both of those have wit and laughs, but at the end of the day there’s only so much levity to be mined from the sight of Matt Damon being drilled into an exosuit. The film has a new poster timed with Comic-Con and it’s a bit of a doozy. {Chappie Poster}The director rolled cameras in Johannesburg at th ...
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Ridley Scott Finds David

Jul 9 2014 3:19am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's still feeling biblicalRidley Scott has the Biblical bug. With Exodus: Gods And Kings marching its way towards our cinemas (and putting out a first trailer), the director is already looking at another potential Old Testament character: David.According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has hired Jonathan Stokes to start work on a script that would take the story of David and Goliath – normal man takes on giant warrior and (spoiler alert!) fells ...
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Universal Pictures Pushes Back 'The Bourne Legacy' Sequel to 2016

Jun 18 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Briefly: Late last year, Universal Pictures set the release of The Bourne Legacy sequel for August 14th, 2015. However, six months later, the studio has decided to change things up by pushing back the film to July 15th, 2016. Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin is still at the helm, and Jeremy Renner will return as Aaron Cross. The studio refers to the project as Untitled Next Bourne Chapter, which may be a hint that this won't just be a sequel to ...
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5 Films That Had Better Trailers Than Films

Jun 14 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

I decided to make this article after being misled by trailers too many times. It happens in games all the time, but this site is Movie Pilot. These are 5 movies that completely mislead me and maybe you. Comment on the ones that have done the venomous deed to you also, I'm always keen on hearing about movies to avoid. Pain And Gain (2013)Let down central Pain and Gain starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Mark Wahlberg had a script and cast that had me sold even be ...
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