as mentioned in this thread.
I started writing a story called "ELYZIUM" about 5 years before the movie Elysium was announced. its not exactly similar but never the less I changed the title to "The Elyzian Fields"
Having watched the movie recently, I can see people calling my story a "Rip off" if I ever finish it, even though its a lot different I feel like the similarites would attract unneeded attention. This is the full backstory but if you're not in the mood to read much i'll highlight the aspects that I think are very similar below.
Elyzium is a colony. Home for those who do not have homes, Home for the outlaws. its also home for independant organizations, organizations that do not follow any political border. they're only driven by personal gain. Elyzium is a Technocratic colony.
In the past (the future's past) during the end of the current Ice Age. a group of rich scientists and philosophers, formed an organization called Scientists Beyond The Boundaries. (kind of like the freemasons) because of the rise of poverty, the flooding of many cities and wars between religions and ethnic groups, this organization tried to become an independant entity. free from "the shackles of morality" and "boundaries of national ideologies " (hence the name)
they called it CS1 (Codenamed Fortuna). It was the very first inhabitable colony that was completely seperate from earth. And It was a massive success to the organization and humanity as a whole, That they were called the "first Colonists" years later. advancement in space colonization have became almost entirely exclusive to the colonists, while the nations of the earth were struggling to make ends meet. the colonists pretty much lived like gods in heaven. to the point that their technological advancement surpassed anything that is on earth. their lifespans tripled because of their research in medical science. (they're called Forever People by those who were on earth).
On earth, humanity entered a new age that was later called "Age Of Shadows" by the colonists. The sun was bloated by machines and space junks. food became scarse as the earth no longer good for harvest (because of black rain clouds, and later because of predators), i
On the other side of the spectrum the first Colonists built another Colonial station CS2 (Codenamed Mnemosyne) it served as a gateway for people on earth to join the colonists and "Advance Humanity to the next level (Transhumanism) ". They were very aggressive and preachy at this point. they wanted people to abandon their beloved earth and their kingdoms. they warned them before about the coming years,
Do you guys think I'm ripping off the movie?