At a time when reboots, YA novel adaptations and sequels are all the rage, original sci-fi movies seem to be a dying breed. This year, however, brought quite a few contenders to the big screen. While some have flopped (‘After Earth’) and some are still waiting for the final numbers (‘Pacific Rim’), ‘Elysium’ is hoping to break the trend and become a bonafide box office sensation.
Although we are 2 weeks away from the film’s release, Sony has been pulling out all the stops when it comes to the promotion of ‘Elysium’. It seems every day there is something new and hopefully this marketing blitz will work out for them and the movie!
Today’s fare includes a featurette about the technology of the film and a new action packed clip that shows off Matt Damon’s guns – and we don’t mean the ones attached to his arms!
One of the most impressive things about ‘Elysium’ is the futuristic look of the film. This recently released featurette goes into the making of Matt Damon’s high tech exoskeleton and features interviews with both Damon and director Neill Blomkamp:
Unfortunately, the clip of Damon pulling off a heist is an exclusive from EW, so you’ll just have to click on the image below to see it. Let’s just say, it’ll be worth the click as there is lots of action, guns and robots to make this clip quite entertaining.
If you’re still undecided about seeing the film, here’s the synopsis:
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, a hard line government of?cial, 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 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.
‘Elysium’ stars Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look for it in theaters on August 9, 2013.