The first poster for Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium has been released, and we can expect to see the full trailer out tomorrow.  Given the reaction to the footage that was shown at last year’s comic-con, we can expect the trailer to be pretty damn epic.  Basically, Earth is in shambles and those that live on the space station Elysium are living the nice life, but they enforce anti-immigration laws even more strongly than the Americans do when it comes to Mexicans.  So, seems like it would be quite the task for Matt Damon’s character to try and get his ass into Elysium for medical help.  And if he does, everything will change forever.  Dun dun dun…  From what we know about the film, it definitely sounds interesting.

The cast includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner.  We’ll be seeing Elysium in theaters on August 9, 2013.

Hit the jump for the poster and the official synopsis.


Official 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.

Yahoo!‘s synopsis:

The impoverished inhabitants of a ruined planet Earth fight to join the safe and pristine living conditions of the space station Elysium, where only the wealthy and healthy reside. In need of medical treatment only available on Elysium, one resident of the planet’s slums attempts to reach the space station at any cost, and his actions could offset the entire balance of have’s and have-not’s.

Sources: Collider, Yahoo!

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