We’ve been anticipating the newest film from director Neill Blomkamp, pretty much since we saw District 9. Today, we finally get a trailer for the movie! The film stars Matt Damon as a man that’s forced to choose sides between the wealthy people of Elysium and what’s left of the human race on Earth. The film looks to be bringing up more social issues, like District 9 did, and the action and visuals look stunning. Check out the amazing footage below!
Here’s a synopsis for Elysium:
In the year 2159 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. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Elysium also stars: Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna. The film opens on August 9th.