2013 is the year of the villain for Sharlto Copley. The man, best known for his breakout turn in DISTRICT 9, will play the antagonist in Spike Lee's OLDBOY, as well as in director Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM, the latter of which we've got a fresh look at today. (Courtesy of Empire Magazine.) The character's name is Kruger and he evidently works for Jodie Foster's main baddie in the futuristic flick, out on AUGUST 9th. Empire calls him a "black-ops military nutbag." Sounds good to us!
Also starring Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga and Diego Luna, ELYSIUM goes like this:
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.