This looks spectacular. It is written and directed by the fantastically talented Neill Blomkamp. That’s the man who brought to life District 9 with little to no money and made it into something hundreds of million dollar budget movies couldn’t do. Ok so it had a $30 million budget, but the budget for ‘John Carter’ was $250 million and although ‘John Carter’ was an ok movie the effects weren’t even close to ‘District 9’. Blomkamp’s eye for special effects is phenomenal and with a budget on this movie over 3x more than District 9 I can’t wait to see what he comes up with here.
Blomkamp has assembled a terrific cast for this film as well with Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Sharto Copley and Matt Damon. Damon always impresses me. He is a talented man that is carving out a varied and unique career. I really like the choices he has made. August seems like a lifetime away to wait for the release of this one, but I have a feeling it will be well worth it.