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.
Elysium is the latest film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. If you’re a fan of that film, you’ll see some serious similarities between these movies. I, for one, am really excited by the look and feel of this new science fiction flick! Check out the official poster for the movie here.
Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga and William Fitchner. It opens everywhere August 9.