Character actor in talks for Blomkamp’s sci-fi.

Variety reports that William Fichtner (‘Drive Angry 3D,’ ‘Invasion’) is in final talks to join Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi epic ‘Elysium,’ a move that would re-team him with his ‘Contact’ co-star Jodie Foster.

Details on ‘Elysium’ are still being kept under wraps, but we do know that the movie is set 100 years in the future on another planet, and like ‘District 9’ the movie will deal with social allegory but on a larger scale. Syd Mead, designer of movies like ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Aliens,’ ‘Tron,’ and ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture,’ has been hired for set design.

The cast already includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Moura Wagner. Production is scheduled to start in July.