New Images from Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM Starring Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga

     April 5, 2013


One of my most-anticipated films of the year is Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium.  The film was originally slated to open in March, but Sony Pictures decided to put it in the summer movie season, so we’re going to have to wait a little longer.  The movie is set 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 film definitely looks like it will carry on the smart, blockbuster sci-fi Blomkamp created with District 9, and hopefully we’ll see a trailer soon.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, and William FichtnerElysium opens August 9th.

Via Judao via Flicks and Bits.



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.

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  • Dieeeeeeee….

    Hurry up with the trailer already, it feels like this movie has been in development forever and I want to see some damn footage.

    • Mark

      Amen. Somebody in the marketing department must be fired.

    • Kevin

      I was gonna say… “did I miss the trailer for this?” Granted, Avatar didn’t get a trailer until like 3 months before it came out, but still…

    • Matthew

      Well next Monday, footage will be shown in 4 places. Which means either on the date or when oblivion comes out there will be a trailer.

    • Jason
  • Steve

    Holy shiiiiiiiitttt!! I can’t wait!!!!!!! District 9 was the best original sci fi movie of the last 15 years!!!!!!!!!

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  • TotesMcGotes

    Wagner Moura is a terrific Brazilian actor,I’m hoping his role is at least a bit susbtantial.

    • AnaB

      Yes, he is! I’m so happy to see him in Hollywood now… the world needs to know his talent! =)

  • Derek

    @Steve you are right about that one. right up there next to “Children of Men” i think.

    • Mark

      And we have Gravity to look forward to from Cuaron. Two of the best directors, each taking on smart sci-fi.

  • Derek

    @Steve you are right about that one. right up there next to \"Children of Men\" i think.

  • Rich woa

    @Derek/Steve I agree, they are both fantastic. Hopefully the trend continues for sci-fi. hopefully Oblivion will be up there too

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  • Pr McPhee

    They live on a Man-Made space station? Why not live on one of the many natural-occuring space stations?

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