You remember South African director Neil Blomkamp right? The guy who made that alien movie District 9 set in Johannesburg and starring local actor Sharlto Copley. That film was a huge hit on a low budget and fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting the next sci-fi adventure from Blomkamp. Well the wait is nearly over because the official trailer for Elysium was released last night.
It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
Looks like Blomkamp got a bigger budget this time.
Here’s the polt for Elysium.
“In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station that is disguised as a massive floating city 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 Coburn (Matt Damon), a 29 year-old 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 mayor, Secretary Jessica 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.”
The release date is set for 9th August 2013.