First Look at Sharlto Copley as the Villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM

     December 24, 2012


While news is going to be slow over the next few days, thanks to Empire Magazine, we have something cool to post: the first look at Sharlto Copley as the villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.  The film is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth.  Elysium was on track for a March 2013 release, but then the movie was pushed back to August 2013, which is the same weekend Blomkamp’s District 9 was released in 2009. 

While Sony has yet to release a trailer for Elysium, I’d imagine we’re going to see one very soon.  The film also stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Diego Luna, Alice Braga, and Wagner Moura.  Hit the jump for the full image and you can watch my comic-con video interviews with Foster and producer Simon Kinberg by clicking the links.  Here’s all our previous Elysium coverage which includes our comic-con recap and images.

Image via Empire.  Here’s the official synopsis:

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.



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  • matt

    Wow some nice make-up effects there. Looks like hes wearing the same sort of suit as Matt Damon. This is going to be one gritty hard R rated movie and I cant wait.

  • axis

    wow looks great make-up.

  • Strong Enough

    Matt wears the suit because he is suffering from a disease which allows him to do super human feats and battle Kruger. it’s a great script. hopefully Neill turns it into a great movie

  • Max Drome

    the plot sounds exactly like OBLIVION by Tom Cruise .

  • Al Conyado

    He looks amazing! Maybe the new Mad Max should take a page from these guys Costume designs.

    • REALLY?

      except that Mad Max is post-apocalyptic and therefore has none of the technological advancements that this movie so clearly uses in its costume design.

  • Jack

    Sharlto Copley is the next big thing, he’s only done 2 roles so far not counting this and both were out of the park

  • nut ’bout it

    trailer pleasssssssssssssssssss!

  • buddman

    …at last, Battle Angel Aleta…..

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