Have you watched the ELYSIUM trailer yet? Perhaps the better question is, how many times have you watched it already? The preview for the new Neill Blomkamp film is plenty spectacular, featuring all kinds of eye-popping visuals and action bits. Yet it's also still mysterious and intelligent-looking enough to be taken as something more than just an CGI explosion fest. Of course, we'd expect no less from the director of DISTRICT 9.
To compliment that awesome trailer, a new batch of pictures have been released by Sony (via ScreenCrush and EW). Check them out below. You can also peep the official site HERE.
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. 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.
ELYSIUM opens in August.