Neill Blomkamp, Sony Cleared in ‘Elysium’ Copyright Suit
thewrap.com A judge has thrown out a screenwriter's copyright suit accusing Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp of stealing his screenplay and turning it into the 2013 movie “Elysium.” U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton granted Blomkamp and co-defendants Sony Pictures, TriStar Pictures and others summary judgment on Friday against writer Steve Wilson Briggs, who claimed that Blomkamp read a screenplay called “Butterfly Driver” online and turned it into his film starring Matt Damon.
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Elysium Synopsis and Credits

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 hardline 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" stars Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Written by Neill Blomkamp.
Produced by Bill Block, Modi Wiczyk, Simon Kinberg, and Tory Metzger.
Production company/distributor: Columbia Pictures.

Release Date: August 09, 2013

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