Neil Blomkamp‘s first film, District 9, was an amazing film that set a huge bar to try and top. His next film, Elysium, is a new sci-fi epic that is setting out to do just that. The movie stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and District 9 star, Sharlto Copely on a space station, Elysium, that pits the oppressed people against the elite. The image below shows of Copely’s character, Kruger, as one the oppressed of Elysium.



Here’s a synopsis for the film.


ELYSIUM is set in the year 2159, and pits the oppressed people of the ruined planet Earth against the privileged elite aboard the Elysium space station. Matt Damon is ex-convict man-on-a-mission Max, fighting with the Terrans for equality, and Jodie Foster is the dastardly government official intent on enforcing anti-immigration laws and keeping Elysium for the Elysians.


Elysium will be released August 9th, 2013.