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Set Photos from Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ & Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

Posted at July 10, 2012 by 0 Comment

Both ever elusive with their latest projects: Terrence Malick’s hibernation from filmmaking has been broken with The Tree of Life and Neil Blompkamp’s burst onto the sci-fi scene with District 9 have put the directors back on the map and in the spotlight. Their latest directorial efforts have created a stir online, everyone’s curious about the look of Elysium (starring Matt Damon) and the vague concept of Knight of Cups (starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman). Check out set photos and what little information we know, after the jump.

First off Elysium, check out the photo and synopsis below (Matt Damon is looking badass):

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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.

Elysium also stars Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Sonia Braga and Diego Luna. The film will be in theaters March 1, 2013.

Check out the extensive photos from the set of Knight of Cups with Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchette, Imogen Poots, Frieda Pinto and Wes Bentley:

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There’s no plot details on Malick’s film, but do we really want one? I mean that was the joy of watching The Tree of Life unadultered or at least that was the case for me. I’m willing to go along for the ride. No release date has been set and with Malick having several projects in the works, I’m sure a date within a year or so is assured.

Source: JobloMovie News, Indiewire, Indiewire

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Mario has produced and written several screenplays and recently directed and edited a Black & White Short filmed on 16mm. His newfound love for postmodernism and the rise of existential cinema has been a great influence on his writings.