Made under one of those secrecy cloaks, we’ve had no idea what Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9 follow-up Elysium has been about… Until now.
Well, I guess the film hasn’t been developed in a cave. For instance, we know that it’s sci-fi, and we know that it stars Jodie Foster and the shaven-head of Matt Damon, but plot details? Forget about it!
But Collider got some scoop this morning, and it came from, of all things, a party invitation. There’s a special preview screening of Elysium happening somewhere tonight, and the invite includes the first, let’s say, official plot description. First the plot synopsis, and then the ticket image:
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.
No word on who all’s invited to the screening, but maybe we’ll be getting some advanced reviews/insight into the film sometime in the immediate future. Stay tuned.
Elysium, starring Damon and Foster along with Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Sonia Braga, and Diego Luna will hit theaters on March 1, 2013.