As promised yesterday, the first trailer for Elysium has debuted, giving sci-fi fans a closer look at director Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9. Set in the year 2154, Earth has become a vastly overcrowded planet where a majority of humanity lives. Those who can afford the multi-billion-dollar price tag live on the elite space colony Elysium. The story follows Max (Matt Damon), a blue-collar worker who falls ill and goes on a desperate mission to board Elysium by any means necessary. Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley also star.
for our coverage of yesterday's Q&A event with the cast and crew of Elysium.
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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. 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 was released August 9th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.