Social inequality is the main theme of Neill Blomkamp’s second film ‘Elysium’ and it’s never been more stressed than in this new trailer for the film.
While the first trailer was exciting enough, this theatrical one gives us more incredible action sequences, a little more about the plot and the harsh dichotomy between those on Earth and those living in splendor in the clouds on Elysium.
Ever since Blomkamp’s directorial debut with ‘District 9,’ the writer/director has been on the must watch list in the industry. From the looks of this trailer, he certainly is not suffering from the sophomore slump as ‘Elysium’ looks to have all the components of a true science fiction film.
Check out the trailer in the player below and let us know if you agree!
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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
‘Elysium’ will be released in regular and IMAX theatres on August 9th and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley (‘District 9’, ‘Maleficent’), Michael Shanks (‘Stargate SG-1’, ‘Smallville’) William Fichtner (‘Entourage’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’) and Alice Braga (‘I am Legend’).