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Elysium producer Simon Kinberg says it's far different than District 9, hardly alien

Jun. 1, 2011by: Jake Dee

Not sure how many of you are familiar with the name Simon Kinberg (seen right), but the dude's clearly an up and comer. He's written MR. AND MRS. SMITH, JUMPER, SHERLOCK HOLMES, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and most recently THIS MEAN WAR. As if that isn't enough, Kinberg is also in the producing game, overseeing ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER for Timur Bekmambetov and ELYSIUYM for Neill Blomkamp. And thanks to those wacky weirdos over at io9, Kinberg has shed a little light on the latter sci-fi epic.

When grilled about details surrounding ELYSIUM, Kinberg had this to say:

"I can't tell you about the content of Elysium but I can tell you, it won't really be... it's a very different movie than anything you've ever seen before. It's not necessarily an alien movie. He set himself up, because [District 9] was one of the greatest first films any director's ever made. I'm hoping that this movie has an opportunity to be even better. He was very young when he directed that movie, he was like 26 or 27. He's only 31 now. He's learned as a filmmaker, he's evolved as a filmmaker. Visually, stylistically it's actually very different than District 9."

He continues on the larger thematic elements of the film:

"I can't tell you what the big themes are, but I can tell you that there are big themes. He's someone who's really interested in the world. He's not a filmmaker who's only interested in other movies. He's somebody who's interested in the politics of the world, the reality of the world. Whatever kind of movie he makes in whatever genre, it's never simply going to be a synthetic movie about the movies he liked growing up. It's always going to be about something bigger, and this movie is too."

ELYSIUM stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga (below), William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley and Wagner Moura. The flick is due March 1st, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: How do receive Kinberg's comments? You dig what he has to say about ELYSIUM or not so much?
Source: io9

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