As the August 9th premiere date for Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, the follow-up project to his first fantastic film District 9, creeps closer and closer we’re getting the full treatment from those Hollywood Marketing Wizards. This time around it’s an extended four-minute trailer.
I was sold on the film as soon as Blomkamp announced it and you’ll find me in a theater seat opening weekend, but what about you, are you going to see this one?
In the year 2154, 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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), 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 (Jodie Foster) 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 theater screens on August 9th starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.
We’ve seen a lot of action from the trailers of Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9 follow-up Elysium, but almost nothing on the characters of the film. In a future where Earth has been exhausted of resources, the poor live in what remains and the rich live on an extravagant space station social classes still have a job to do.
Now in the first clip from Elysium we get our first real interaction with Max, played by Matt Damon, as he does his best to explain his actions for an incident earlier in the film to a robotic parole officer. As a former car thief, Max has been doing his best to stay on the straight and narrow, but when the officer is less than receptive to Max’s “misunderstanding” it’s hard to not be a little sarcastic. You’d have the same trouble too if you were talking into something made for a drive through.
It’s not much, but the clip gives you a nice insight into the difficulties of living on planet with robotic enforcement and judgement. Not only that, but you get a nice way of seeing that our hero in Elysium isn’t someone who come out guns blazing into the streets, he’s just nother person trying to get by before fate intervenes.
Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura and Alice Braga, Elysium will arrive in theaters next month on August 9th.
We’ve already seen Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley as they appear in Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, pictures that show off the dark and dirty side of planet Earth. Now, new behind-the-scenes photos have appeared online featuring Jodie Foster in her role as Secretary Rhodes. At first glance, it’s a stark contrast to how everyone else is looking in the upcoming sci-fi thriller.
With a first look you might expect something much like what they did in revealing Copley’s role as Kruger, but instead these shots were revealed courtesy of Jodie Foster fan twitter account Simply Jodie by way of Bleeding Cool. Check out the remainder of the three leaked shots after the jump. (more…)