We’ve been waiting a while for the full trailer for the upcoming dystopian sci-fi film, Elysium, which stars Matt Damon. And now the wait is over.
There are some pretty high expectations being placed on this film right now, especially given that District 9 cap’n, Neill Blomkamp, is at the helm of this ship. And I’ve gotta say, that trailer doesn’t look half bad!
Oh, who am I kidding. It’s pretty freakin’ awesome. You may want to ensure that you have a spare pair of underpants nearby. Or that you at least have a contingency plan.
We get a few new glimpses of things here and there, and we get to see a bit of Jodie Foster doing her thing as the leader of Elysium. Overall, we don’t learn too, too much about the film in this trailer and I’m definitely hoping they’ve got more epic-ness hidden up their sleeves.
Hit the jump for the full trailer and the 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. 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 bring equality to these worlds is Max, 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 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 hits theaters August 9, 2013. What’s your prognosis?