News: First Official Shot From Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium

I haven’t gotten around to watching Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 yet. I’ve heard good things but simply haven’t found the time. It’s something I must rectify forthwith. Anyway, Blomkamp has been busy at work on his follow-up project, Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. After my hopes of a resurgence in intelligent sci-fi were dashed with Prometheushere’s hoping Elysium and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity can get the ball rolling next year, eh?

The picture above is the first official shot provided from the secretive shoot but hopefully not the last as the film set to make an appearance at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. That, and this brief synopsis are all we have to go on for now – “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.”

Is that synopsis enough to excite you about Elysium? Does a shaven-headed Matt Damon with a big flip-off gun get your blood pumping? Let us know below.

Elysium is set to be released on the 1st March 2013 to avoid clashing with Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great And Powerful.

Source: /Film,

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