As we were promised, the trailer for Elysium has arrived, which is presumably so that it can get some interest just as Oblivion is released, which at least superficially seems to be rather similarly themed. It certainly look pretty cool, with great visual and an interesting idea behind it.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’
Neill Blomkamp’s film hits US cinemas on August 9th and will arrive in the UK in September.