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A pair of new images from Elysium give us our first look at Alice Braga

Apr. 5, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM is easily one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and I haven't seen a single moment of footage. This was the guy who brought us DISTRICT 9, so his sophomore effort is going to be scrutinized like crazy. With a cast featuring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Alice Braga, how can you go wrong? Today we get our first look at two new images, one featuring Damon and the other our first shot of Alice Braga in the movie.

ELYSIUM has only revealed a couple of images so far, but we do have the official plot synopsis:

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 is already looking to share the same gritty style as DISTRICT 9, but with a larger budget and a more recognizable cast, it has not be able to slip under the radar prior to release. We are all waiting with bated breath for the trailer. Seeing as the August 9, 2013 release is coming soon, hopefully we get a look this month.

Source: Coming Soon

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4:23AM on 04/08/2013

gonna be sick

They showed footage at comic con and it looked so flippin good. Matt damon is a badass that's all I have to say
They showed footage at comic con and it looked so flippin good. Matt damon is a badass that's all I have to say
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1:35PM on 04/06/2013

The Movie Looks Amazing!!!!!

From the footage they showed at Comic-Con last year...This movie looks to be larger in scope and more dynamic than District 9 but with that same tone and feel of District 9. From what we saw last year, its definitely an R-rating and all parties involved look to be in top form here especially Sharlto Copley who looks badass as the villian. The cast spoke very highly of Neill Blomkamp and I'm hoping this will be the surprise of the summer.
From the footage they showed at Comic-Con last year...This movie looks to be larger in scope and more dynamic than District 9 but with that same tone and feel of District 9. From what we saw last year, its definitely an R-rating and all parties involved look to be in top form here especially Sharlto Copley who looks badass as the villian. The cast spoke very highly of Neill Blomkamp and I'm hoping this will be the surprise of the summer.
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7:26AM on 04/06/2013

Gattaca/ time machine

this plot sounds a lot like Gattaca with heavy borrowing from the Time Machine's Eloi vs the Morelocks. Still, this is a good director and a great cast, so i can still see this being a great time. Trailer, please!
this plot sounds a lot like Gattaca with heavy borrowing from the Time Machine's Eloi vs the Morelocks. Still, this is a good director and a great cast, so i can still see this being a great time. Trailer, please!
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11:52PM on 04/05/2013

Wait... that plot...

Adored District 9 so much, and can't wait for Neill Blomkamp's follow-up! But this is the first time I've read a plot synopsis for the film, and I am kind of disappointed... isn't that pretty much the exact same plotline as District 9, but with wealthy vs. poor rather than human vs. prawn? And set in a different year, obviously?

Bizarre... I'm wondering if I read it wrong. But it sounds exactly like District 9 with slightly different ingredients.

For that reason, I am neutral. It's
Adored District 9 so much, and can't wait for Neill Blomkamp's follow-up! But this is the first time I've read a plot synopsis for the film, and I am kind of disappointed... isn't that pretty much the exact same plotline as District 9, but with wealthy vs. poor rather than human vs. prawn? And set in a different year, obviously?

Bizarre... I'm wondering if I read it wrong. But it sounds exactly like District 9 with slightly different ingredients.

For that reason, I am neutral. It's looking good, though.
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8:59PM on 04/05/2013

Holy crap

I almost forgot Wagner Moura was the villain in this.
The man is insanely talented. ( see Elite Squad 1 & 2)
I almost forgot Wagner Moura was the villain in this.
The man is insanely talented. ( see Elite Squad 1 & 2)
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6:38PM on 04/05/2013

Where's the damn trailer

Feels like this movie has been in development for 10 years.
Feels like this movie has been in development for 10 years.
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7:17PM on 04/05/2013
Nah, that's just our anticipation level.
Nah, that's just our anticipation level.
5:44PM on 04/05/2013
I'm excited as hell for this. Neill Blomkamp is this generation's Paul Verhoeven.
I'm excited as hell for this. Neill Blomkamp is this generation's Paul Verhoeven.
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10:22PM on 04/05/2013
Paul Verhoeven is this generation's Paul Verhoeven.
Paul Verhoeven is this generation's Paul Verhoeven.
11:07PM on 04/05/2013
He pretty much dropped off the map after Hallow Man. That was what, over 13 years ago?
He pretty much dropped off the map after Hallow Man. That was what, over 13 years ago?