I’m presuming they think Matt Damon will be a big draw for Elysium, or otherwise there’s not much point releasing a poster that’s essentially just a giant Damon face. It’s very nice, although doesn’t exactly give much info about the film.
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.’
The film hits US cinemas on August 9th and the UK on August 21st.