Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive: Three New Ant-Man Stills
Fresh from the new issue of Empire...
Alicia Vikander In Talks For The New Bourne Film
And Assassin's Creed
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Alicia Vikander In Talks For The New Bourne Film
And Assassin's Creed
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Martian
27 November 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Futuro Beach (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Chappie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Book Of Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (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
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)