Back in 2009 I was blown away by a little film called District 9, which was my first experience of Writer / Director Neil Blomkamp. Today I came across the trailer for his new feature about which I had heard nothing.
Elysium opens this September, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, and if this trailer is a true representation of the film and the quality of the writing is as good as District 9 then this is definitely one not to miss.
The synopsis is as follows:
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 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 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.
I for one will be lining up to see this on the big screen.
Here’s the trailer.