Director Neill Blomkamp surprised us all with the original sci-fi masterpiece District 9. He’s been hard at work on his follow-up film Elysium ever since, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
The futuristic story seems to be sharing a few traits with D9 in terms of infusing real-life social problems with a driving sci-fi story.
Here’s the new synopsis revealed, with our first look at Copley’s character above:
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 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.
Elysium opens on August 9th, 2013.
Source : Empire