It’s been a busy week for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium! First we got a chance to see 10 minutes from the film, which you can read about by clicking here, then we got a chance to talk to Blomkamp, star Sharlto Copley and producer Simon Kingberg, a Q&A you can read here, and yesterday the first trailer came online, which you can watch here.
We’ve now also got new photos (via the official site and EW) from the film, hitting theaters on August 9. The sci-fi thriller stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.
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.