District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming dystopian epic Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, finally has a trailer. It’s been around 9 months since I saw the footage at SDCC, but it was so fun and unique the film hasn’t strayed far from my radar since then. This trailer does a great job of selling the gleaming sci-fi rich vs. the teeming poor masses thing, but it doesn’t really indicate how splattery this movie is (or at least the bits I’ve seen). It is Blomkamp, after all.
In theaters August 9, “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 Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.”
Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and Diego Luna also star. Head inside to check it out!