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At last, a synopsis for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

Jun. 14, 2012by: Niki Stephens

It seems that some lucky bastard gets to see Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM before the rest of us do. Well, make that several lucky bastards.

The one thing they did share was a synopsis for the film. A photo of the invite to the screening landed at Collider headquarters. They were kind enough to let everyone in on the secret. The film is due out March 1, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodi Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna. I'm down. I loved DISTRICT 9.

Check out the synopsis and screening invite below.

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 the government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesnt 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.

Source: Collider

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10:19PM on 06/14/2012
It's going to be good. District 9 is already a classic.
It's going to be good. District 9 is already a classic.
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10:14PM on 06/14/2012
Goddam... where do I sign up for this!!??
Goddam... where do I sign up for this!!??
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3:40AM on 06/15/2012

Anything from Neill Blomkamp!

I'll it give a chance though the plot does sound a little simplistic.
I'll it give a chance though the plot does sound a little simplistic.
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10:10PM on 06/14/2012

doesn't sound as interesting

as I thought, but the set pictures looked fantastic and with Damon and Blomkamp returning I'm still as hyped as ever. Surprised they're doing a screening already, didn't know it was done so fast. CAN'T WAIT!
as I thought, but the set pictures looked fantastic and with Damon and Blomkamp returning I'm still as hyped as ever. Surprised they're doing a screening already, didn't know it was done so fast. CAN'T WAIT!
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10:41PM on 06/14/2012
Goodbye Battle Angel. You shall forever live as a manga alone.
Between James Cameron abandoning Battle Angel, and Elysium having virtually the same plot, I think it's a fair bet it will never EVER be made into a movie. Oh well...
Goodbye Battle Angel. You shall forever live as a manga alone.
Between James Cameron abandoning Battle Angel, and Elysium having virtually the same plot, I think it's a fair bet it will never EVER be made into a movie. Oh well...
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12:06AM on 06/15/2012
Thank god!
Thank god!
12:42PM on 06/15/2012
saw a test screening of this. its really, really good. damon is fantastic. granted, there was virtually no cg at the time, it still should be a worthy follow-up to district 9
saw a test screening of this. its really, really good. damon is fantastic. granted, there was virtually no cg at the time, it still should be a worthy follow-up to district 9
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10:32PM on 06/14/2012
Sounds like the story for Battle Angel Alita (minus the cyborgs).
Sounds like the story for Battle Angel Alita (minus the cyborgs).
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10:39PM on 06/14/2012
was just about to say that
was just about to say that
10:31PM on 06/14/2012

YES

Sounds like BSG :) thats good :)
Sounds like BSG :) thats good :)
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11:14PM on 06/14/2012
This sounds as generic as a plain piece of toast.
i'm not saying it won't be good. It probably will. But this description is pretty bland.
This sounds as generic as a plain piece of toast.
i'm not saying it won't be good. It probably will. But this description is pretty bland.
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4:16PM on 06/16/2012
It's 'Brave New World' and 'Zardoz'? Will Matt Damon wear a giant man-nappy like Sean Connery before him?
It's 'Brave New World' and 'Zardoz'? Will Matt Damon wear a giant man-nappy like Sean Connery before him?
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1:33AM on 06/16/2012
If you own The Art Of District 9, then you know Blomkamp puts 190% into his work. I believe he's working tirelessly to make this movie worth the wait.
If you own The Art Of District 9, then you know Blomkamp puts 190% into his work. I believe he's working tirelessly to make this movie worth the wait.
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5:49PM on 06/15/2012

As a fan of GATTACA

And Neil Blomkamp, I really hope this has its own voice, and goes in a novel direction.
And Neil Blomkamp, I really hope this has its own voice, and goes in a novel direction.
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3:46AM on 06/15/2012
I'll need some kind of trailer before seeing it, but it has potential what with inequality on the rise.
I'll need some kind of trailer before seeing it, but it has potential what with inequality on the rise.
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4:48AM on 06/15/2012
At best its like Gattaca 2, basically answer the question of what was "up there". At worst its Battle Angel without the kick ass ass-kicking. I wont discount it only because its [link] A trailer will tell.
At best its like Gattaca 2, basically answer the question of what was "up there". At worst its Battle Angel without the kick ass ass-kicking. I wont discount it only because its [link] A trailer will tell.
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12:24AM on 06/15/2012
Sounds pretty bland but I am a big fan of District 9, not a huge Damon fan though.
Sounds pretty bland but I am a big fan of District 9, not a huge Damon fan though.
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