Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013

Matt Damon trying to save the world in new ‘Elysium’ trailer, TV spots and poster

The new Elysium trailer is just a shorter version of the three-minute extended trailer that Sony released not so long ago.

The storyline reveals that this is a futuristic dystopia where the privileged live on a space station called Elysium, where there’s no poverty, war or sickness; and the poor reside on a chaotic, torn earth. Matt Damon‘s Max is the hero, who finds out he has only five days to live thus sending him on a mission to Elysium to save his own kin and possibly the entire population on Earth. But a fierce Jodie Foster stands in his way.


Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura and Faran Tahir co-star in the sci-fi action flick produced by Blomkamp, Bill Block and Simon Kinberg.

Elysium arrives in theaters on August 9, 2013.

Here’s a synopsis for Elysium:

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


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