Sony has released a new motion poster, images, and concept art for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi action film, Elysium. The story takes place in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life. The motion poster is just a bunch of clips superimposed over the previous poster, and it’s kind of ugly, especially for a movie that has such gorgeous designs. The concept art shows the imaginative world we’ll see on Elysium, and it’s a particular treat to see a sketch by Blade Runner artist Syd Mead.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster, new image, and concept art. The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna, and William Fichtner. Elysium opens on August 9th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Elysium:
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.