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Elysium Trailer Arrives
Matt Damon wants to move on up

10 April 2013  |  Written by James White  

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Yesterday, the poster for Neill Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi head-trip, Elysium arrived online with the promise that we’d get the trailer on Tuesday. Except “Tuesday” meant “Tuesday in America-land" so it's a little late. Still, it’s here, and it’s pretty darn exciting. Check it out below. 

 

Set in the year 2154, Elysium finds a world divided into rich and poor. So far, so The Earth Today. But the wealthy, beautiful and privileged have moved into the ultimate gated community: the eponymous space station in orbit around a ruined, filthy planet.

Jodie Foster is Secretary Rhodes, overseer of Elysium’s security. She’s content to live in a place where cancer can be cured and there’s no crime, no poverty and no war. Who could blame her? 

Matt Damon’s Max, on the other hand, is stuck in the worst part of Earth. With a criminal record and no chance to get ahead, he’s in a literally dead-end job because the radiation exposure he suffers at work will kill him. Though he wants to go straight and fix his life, he’ll need to dip back into his criminal tendencies to pull of an audacious heist and gain access to Elysium. But part of his plan requires hijacking a data core stored in someone’s brain (William Fichtner’s John Carlyle, to be exact). And robbing it will bring down the wrath of black ops agent Kruger (Blomkamp veteran Sharlto Copley).

As with District 9, an issues drama is pulsing underneath the sheen (or the grime) of solid genre stuff, and Elysium certainly looks like it has the style and the thrills to it. We’ll find out when the film arrives on September 20. For more on the movie, check out the stills that arrived last week and our report on the early footage shown at last year’s Comic-Con.


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Your Comments

This trailer has the exact style and gives off the exact vibe I was hoping would be captured for Terminator Salvation. Alas they gave it to McG who predicatably fucked it up. This looks awesome, looking forward to it! More

Posted by Judge at 16:50 on 12 April 2013 | Report This Post

Is it September yet ???
Hell Yeah! Hurry up September !! More

Posted by Schimchs at 09:06 on 12 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Bring. It. On.
L: jmebaby25 L: TheBladeRunner This looks truly awesome. I love the way Blomkamp puts special effects out in the open making them feel much more real. Not sure why there are so many objections to the former Jason Bourne as lead but each to their own. Can't wait... agree - the objections to Damon make no sense. He's proved he's got acting chops and pull of action as well as anyone in the business. This looks superb. District 9 was fantastic and I've high hopes for this. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 14:41 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Looks superb
I especially love that Copley's gonna be playing a villain. Hell yeah, count me in. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 14:39 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Aw F*CK YEAH!
Loved District 9, already loving this. Get in, Mr. Blomkamp. Get in. More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:36 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Oh yes Oh yes Oh yes...... More

Posted by DouglasW at 13:03 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Looks Good
You can see Blomkamp has a real stamp to his style and it does draw a lot of parrallels on earth with District 9 and with the weaponry/exoskeletons etc but Elysium looks great too and a really good take on segragation. I will be going to see this one. More

Posted by pgmark at 11:14 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Bring. It. On.
L: TheBladeRunner This looks truly awesome. I love the way Blomkamp puts special effects out in the open making them feel much more real. Not sure why there are so many objections to the former Jason Bourne as lead but each to their own. Can't wait... agree - the objections to Damon make no sense. He's proved he's got acting chops and pull of action as well as anyone in the business. This looks superb. District 9 was fantastic and I've high hopes for this. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 10:57 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Elysium Trailer Arrives
I really hate Yahoo movies - the quality is awful. Anyone know when this is due to appear on Apple trailers? More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 10:52 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Bring. It. On.
This looks truly awesome. I love the way Blomkamp puts special effects out in the open making them feel much more real. Not sure why there are so many objections to the former Jason Bourne as lead but each to their own. Can't wait... More

Posted by TheBladeRunner at 10:16 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

As Cartman would say...
SWEEEET More

Posted by femalebodyinspector at 10:03 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

this is the one.
looks fuckin great and yeah initially i would have preferred a different actor (young: tom hardy orben foster maybe, older:brad pitt or stephen dorff) in the lead but best to wait and see the film before passing judgement even though i just did. fuck it More

Posted by drico at 10:00 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Damon............oh ok.
Interesting. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 09:44 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Damon............oh ok.
This looks EPIC! If its even half as good as District 9 it will be brilliant. Agree with another comment on here re Damon. Would have probably preffered someone else, but this still looks amazing and has just gone to the top of my list of films I cant bloody wait to see! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:34 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Looks pretty epic.. definitely same style as District 9 but I agree.. that really isn't a bad thing at all. More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:15 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Loved District 9...
Think I would have preferred someone else to Damon but its looking good More

Posted by UTB at 01:18 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Loved District 9...
Has that D9 vibe to it, which is no bad thing. Really impressed with this. Count me very in indeed! More

Posted by breakism at 00:57 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

Day one for me...
Looks excellent. Can't wait. More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot at 00:30 on 10 April 2013 | Report This Post

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