It’s been a long wait for Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, but Elysium is heading our way in a few months, with an August 9th US release and a September 20th UK release now set.
The sci-fi flick is set in 2159 when 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 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.
Now a couple of new pics have emerged. If you’re wondering what the cobbled together tech that Damon is wearing is, it’s machinery that’s prolonging his life, but which makes him a threat to Elysium. The other pics features Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga.