Sony has revealed the second trailer for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi action film Elysium starring Matt Damon. While the fantastic first trailer released a few months ago revealed a little about the plot, this second trailer offers a lot more footage and glimpses of action packed sequences. A new poster for the film has also arrived. Check out the poster and trailer below.
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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium, but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission, one that pits him against Elysium‘s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard line forces, but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
I’ve been looking forward to another film by Blomkamp ever since I first saw the impressive and financially successful District 9 nearly four years ago. Elysium, which Blomkamp also wrote, seems like it’s going to be a fantastic follow-up. While the first trailer certainly grabbed my attention, the second trailer solidifies the fact that this is going to be one of the most thrilling films of the summer.
Elysium arrives in theaters on August 9th. What do you think of the new trailer?