Neill Blomkamp first brought us District 9, that low budget (but with big budget look) that wowed audiences 4 years ago. Now he’s back with a much larger budget. Elysium definitely has the Blomkamp look, but it’s a new story of utopia/dystopia set on (and above) Earth in 2154.
Hit the bottom of the post for the official trailer.
Elysium Starring Matt Damon as Max Da Costa
Here’s the official movie synopsis:
In the year 2154, 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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
Elysium Co-starring Sharlto Copley as Kruger
Elysium opens Aug 9th. Here’s a link to the official site: http://www.itsbetterupthere.com