While director Neill Blomkamp has been talking about things like the sequel to ‘District 9’ and ‘Star Wars’, it’s all while promoting his sophomore film ‘Elysium’ starring Matt Damon and Jodi Foster. Set to hit theaters in two weeks, promotion for the film has really been ramping up with featurettes, posters, and concept art, but now we finally have the first clip from the movie.
Yahoo! Movies exclusively premiered the clip in which Damon’s character Max has a very unique conversation that we can all likely related with when dealing with automated customer service hotlines. You can see the clip below, followed by the synopsis of the film:
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, 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 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’ starring Matt Damon, Jodi Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, and Diego Luna open on August 9, 2013.