New Trailer for ‘Elysium’, From the Director of ‘District 9’


The 2009 feature District 9, following the tale of a stranded alien ship in Johannesburg, South Africa, rose to surprising critical and commercial acclaim, making its mark despite competing against summer blockbusters in American theatres, and making co-writer and director Neill Blomkamp and start Sharlto Copley names to look out for. Despite the film’s success, however, Blomkamp has remained relatively low-key, working on another script. Titled Elysium, Blomkamp takes on sole writing and directing duties this time, reuniting with Sharlto Copley, who’s joined onscreen by Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. The second trailer for the feature has now been released, and can be seen below.


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 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.


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