Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium was one of the best-looking films I saw at Comic-Con this year. The film is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Elysium was on track for a March 2013 release, but then the movie was pushed back to August 2013, and that’s probably the smart decision. March has become insanely crowded, and Elysium feels like a big summer movie anyway (it’s also coming out the same week as District 9 did back in 2009). Today, a new image of star Matt Damon has been released. Damon plays a man who’s forced to become a cyborg (lol what?) and travel to Elysium in order to retrieve a cure that would save his life.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, and Diego Luna. Elysium opens August 9, 2013.
Ugh, I'm so excited for this movie, I dont care if it is coming out in August 2013 (better chances of me seeing it midnight premiere, tbh), but can we please get a picture of Sharlto Copley next time? :(