New ELYSIUM Still Offers a Close Look at Matt Damon's Cybernetic Enhancements

Also starring Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and William Fichtner, Elysium -- director Neill Blomkamp's first film after the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9 -- is scheduled to hit theaters next August.


In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy "Coordinators," people who can afford bio-genetical engineering, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium built by the Armadyne Corporation and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard 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 ex-con Max 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.


Elysium is directed by Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga, William Fichtner and Diego Luna . It is scheduled to be released on August 9th, 2013 by Sony and Columbia Pictures.