Well, we are one week away from Elysium’s release, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve discussed this film plenty in previous posts. Something tells me this will be the primo science fiction escape for the summer of 2013, so it’s difficult to temper my expectations.
With eight days to go, Sony Pictures has released an extended trailer, a B-Roll reel and new clips which feature some footage, new and old. Be warned: if you’re trying to remain clear of the film’s “cool factors” such as the weaponry and characters, you may want to avoid these. Personally, I just can’t help myself.
Elysium is written and directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. It opens in regular and IMAX theatres August 9th.
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.