Now this looks interesting! Elysium – from the writer-director of the acclaimed District 9 has just revealed it’s first look. I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for movies like this. (Because you see, I am totally convinced we’re not alone in the universe.) Plus I love Jodi Foster and Matt Damon.
Director: Neill Blomkamp (writer, director District 9)
Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura
The story: 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 Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. 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.
Sci-fi drama ELYSIUM is out in theaters Augst 23rd.