‘Elysium’ Starring Matt Damon Extended Trailer

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Yahoo! released a new 3-minute extended trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s upcoming sci-fi film Elysium, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley. Blomkamp, being no stranger to science fiction having directed District 9, crafts a tale revolving around a cancer-stricken ex-con who travels up to the utopian space colony known as Elysium in order to save himself and those banished to Earth.

Being a fan of District 9, I’m very excited for this one, as it’s a decidedly much bigger budget and more grand in scale.  Elysium hits theaters August 9th, hit the jump for the trailer and 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.