Matt Damon’s new sci-fi movie Elysium was initially due for release in March 2013 but was pushed back to August 2013, which shows Sony has faith in this film becoming a big summer blockbuster.
Today, thanks to Screen Crush, we’ve been treated to a new image featuring Damon looking pretty intense – and so would you be if you were living in 2159 where two classes of people are divided and the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and disheveled Earth, which is the premise of the new film by District 9 creator Neill Blomkamp. Damon plays a man who is forced to become a cyborg and travel to Elysium to retrieve a cure that would save his life. 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.“
Elysium also stars Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Sharlto Copley (District 9), William Fichtner (The Dark Night) and Diego Luna (Casa de mi Padre) and opens in North America on August 9th, 2013 ahead of a UK release on September 20th.