Neill Blomkamp: "I fucked up Elysium"

Neill Blomkamp: "I fucked up Elysium"

Postby ntscuser » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:06 am

Neill Blomkamp has admitted that he feels he "fucked up" Elysium.

The Chappie director claimed that "[he] just didn't make a good enough film" when working on the 2013 Matt Damon sci-fi.

Elysium is set in 2159 and features a spaceship full of ultra rich passengers flying over a poverty-stricken earth.

Speaking to Uproxx about Elysium, Blomkamp said: "I feel like I fucked it up.

"I feel like, ultimately, the story is not the right story. I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea. I love it so much, I almost want to go back and do it correctly.

"But I just think the script wasn't... I just didn't make a good enough film is ultimately what it is. I feel like I executed all of the stuff that could be executed, like costume and set design and special effects, very well.

"But, ultimately, it was all resting on a somewhat not totally formed skeletal system, so the script just wasn't there; the story wasn't fully there."

It was announced this year that the Alien series will continue under Blomkamp's stewardship.
User avatar
ntscuser
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1788
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:08 pm

Return to Cinema

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

cron