Plot Synopsis For Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium

Director Neill Blomkamp is following up his thought provoking and original sci-fi film District 9 with Elysium, another sci-fi film, but this time starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

We’ve been dying to know what the film is actually about and now we finally know, thanks to Collider.

Here’s the official 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.

Sounds like something to keep a close eye on.

Elysium opens in theaters on March 1st, 2013.

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