'Elysium' Official Synopsis Revealed!

'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp returns with this sci-fi thriller, where the wealthy live on a space station dubbed Elysium.
We still have nearly nine months left to go before director Neill Blomkamp's Elysium hits theaters, and plot details have been kept securely under wraps, until now. This sci-fi project held early screenings last night, and the ticket includes the first official synopsis. Take a look at this photo of the ticket, along with the plot rundown.

Elysium Screening Ticket Photo
"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 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.



Sources: Collider

Do you like this story?


RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (17)

  1. jasdjqs

    Interested in this one, Hope it is great

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  2. skywise

    Very interested to see if Blomkamp can keep em coming or was a fluke.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. darkdream

    well am up for this movie i mean district 9 was f*cking amazing, so after this movie i hope he gets to direct the long awaited halo movie cause he is the guy for the job

    2 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  4. red_ruddy

    Kinda sounds like gattaca

    2 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  5. the Narrator

    Fingers crossed. The plot may sound a bit generic and might not bring anything new to the table, but it's ultimately the execution of the film that counts. Look at Prometheus as an example. I for one am still pumped for the film.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. empath86

    I completely forgot about this film, I haven't heard anything about it in ages. I'm definitely going to check this out.

    2 years agoby @empath86Flag

  7. ejk1

    Oh man...it's the 99% vs. the 1%, partially in space. Kind of disappointed in Blomkamp.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Ghostman

    So that's what my friend was talking about when she got tickets for an Elysium screening.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  9. Replicant

    Screening already? Interesting. I agree, it doesn't look that exciting on words, but District 9 probably didn't either and it was an instant sci-fi must-see.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  10. Dan

    I like that Foster is the villain.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. thedude-abides

    Sounds like he's reiterating a lot of the same themes from District 9. This is clearly a metaphor for America and countries of lesser social standards, and the opposing viewpoints of those who are trying to make it here as opposed to those who are already here, among many other social-political references.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. CUPID

    Not that original but its alright.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  13. Rudy

    Aw. I thought the movie was gonna be about how aliens live in another planet and sh*t.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  14. Josh

    Sounds great. A nice mix of classic sci-fi ideas.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hmm, always wondered....why keep them alive?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    I don't like the plot, but I have complete faith in Neill Blomkamp to make it work.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag