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Published On: Sat, Jun 15th, 2013

New ‘Elysium’ trailer reveals Matt Damon, Jodie Foster in a divided world

In 2154, and a new system is in place with the Earth is populated by the have-nots, while the privileged live in a veritable utopia aboard a massive spaceship.

District 9’s Neill Blomkamp directs the sci-fi movie in which the wealthiest of the wealthy live on the man-made space station, with all of the latest and greatest. Meanwhile others fend for themselves on and over-crowded, blown-out planet Earth. (official synopsis below)

This trailer really explains some plot points. Damon’s character goes into a state of dying as well as hints at why he needs to go to Elysium. Fans also get a glimpse of Jodie Foster’s character, which appears to possibly be the leader of Elysium.

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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  1. Matt Damon trying to save the world in new ‘Elysium’ trailer, TV spots and poster - The Global Dispatch says:

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

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