Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp on Elysium

Neill Blomkamp brings his unique sci-fi vision back to the big screen – following 2009′s District 9 – with the highly-anticipated Elysium, opening in theaters this Thursday evening (August 8th).

In the year 2154, 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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. 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.

ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype got the opportunity to sit down for a little one-on-one time with Blomkamp and stars Damon and Sharlto Copley (who plays the film’s baddie, Kruger) to discuss the creation of Elysium‘s world and its inhabitants.