elysiumRyan Amon is the composer of Neil Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi action drama Elysium. The movie written and directed by Blomkamp stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga, William Fichtner, Diego Luna and Carly Pope. The film is set on a space station occupied by the very wealthy while the rest of humanity lives on a ravaged, overpopulated Earth. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First ClassJumper) is producing the Media Rights Capital production. Elysium marks Amon’s first major film scoring assignment. The composer has previously written the music for numerous trailers and is the founder of the trailer music company City of the Fallen. Blomkamp previously collaborated with composer Clinton Shorter on his first feature District 9. Elysium is set to be released on August 9, 2013 by Sony Pictures.

  1. Williams85 says:

    Wow. Look forward to hearing a new voice as well as seeing the film. Flipside is that I am sad to hear that Shorter wasn’t hired on this one…

  2. Joel Deavers says:

    Good deal. Ryan Amon is a musical savant and great disestablishmentarian pick for Niel.

  3. Mark Amon says:

    So proud of my brother! Looking forward to hearing his talents on the ‘big screen’ 🙂

  4. Shari says:

    God has given him a gift to be able to hear the sounds needed for good music.
    Congratulations Ryan!