A new trailer for the upcoming Neill Blomkamp film Elysium has been released, and it has us more excited for this film than we thought possible.
Starring Matt Damon and Jodi Foster, Elysium takes place in a world where the rich and powerful have found that the sky isn’t the limit: they’ve abandoned planet Earth to live in luxury in an orbiting space station, leaving the working plebes to toil in poverty on the ground. This trailer reveals a bit more of the plot: Damon’s character is injured in a workplace accident and given five days to live. We also see a bit more of the attitude of the citizens of Elysium towards those who try and fly up uninvited: they’re distinctly unwelcoming of immigrants.
Blomkamp’s first major SF film, District 9 was certainly no stranger to politics, and this film looks like it’s going to be doing much the same. Judging from the glimpses that we’ve seen thus far, it looks like we’re in for an action-packed but thoughtful ride come August 9th.