The site says that Elysium is “set in the far future on another planet and, like ‘District 9,’ is filled with many sociopolitical ideas wrapped up inside a Hollywood action film.”
Blomkamp and Media Rights Capital are currently looking for a distributor, with Blomkamp including a graphic novel in his presentation to studios. District 9 was released by Sony’s TriStar Pictures.
District 9, which was made for just $30 million, earned $210.8 million worldwide. The film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, as well as in the Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Visual Effects categories.