Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 January 2015
New Chappie Trailer Boots Online
Neill Blomkamp's robo-prodigy is under threat
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Chappie
06 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Book Of Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Matt Damon Stars In New Elysium Clip
Plus new Mondo posters

24 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

As anyone who has seen District 9 knows, writer/director Neill Blomkamp enjoys filling interesting sci-fi worlds with big ideas. But he also has a penchant for comedy sprinkled into the mix. The first clip from his latest, Elysium, finds Matt Damon’s Max De Costa dealing with an unsympathetic, bureaucratic robot. 

Elysium takes place in a future where the ultra-rich can afford to leave the squalid, ruined Earth behind and instead enjoy the comforts, pleasures and cutting-edge technologies of the eponymous orbital space station.

A place where diseases – including cancers – can be dealt with, it’s strictly guarded and snooty overseer Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster) ensures that only those she deems worthy can get access.

Max, on the other hand, is a former criminal trying to live on the straight and narrow, who is blasted with radiation at work and discovers he doesn’t have long to live. Unless, that is, he can find a way to crack into the station. But he’ll need some illegal help and real cunning to pull off the trick, not to mention avoiding cruel mercenary Kruger (Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley).

Some new images from the film, including a new one-sheet and two Mondo posters, have also come online.

With Alice Braga, William Fichtner, Talisa Soto, Diego Luna and Wagner Moura also in the cast, Elysium is out on August 21.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Wrath Of The Titans Writer Joins Tom Cruise's Yukikaze
Dan Mazeau adapting Japanese source
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)