We’ve been waiting 4 years this September Neil Blomkamp’s follow up film to District 9 Elysium will be released, tonight we enjoy the first official trailer which suggest it’s better up there!
After the unexpected success of D-9 the excitement levels for a new Blomkamp film have went through the roof with the buzz helped thanks also to a recent 10 minute preview in key cities in USA. Thanks to the feedback from the preview which has been nothing but positive we have another highly anticipated film on our hands with plenty of thought provoking social commentary seen in his début.
Set in 2154 a dystopian future of 2 classes:the rich live in a man made luxurious comfortable surroundings of a space station a space station whilst the rest of the population struggle to live in the over populated ruined Earth. Max (Matt Damon)determined to leave his dead end end job and life falls back into his criminal life in a chance to grab a new life in Elysium he must take major risks to gain what he needs finding a bounty hunter tracking him down.
The Set up for sorched Earth and how the population live looks like an continuation from the slums the aliens had to live in Jo’burg. The visual look, feel of Earth is immense capturing the plight, poverty the poor must suffer daily basis. The action is massive and once again Blomkamp looks to have created something highly original which we are really excited to see, we think you will too!
Elysium is due out in UK&Ireland 20th September (9th August USA) and will also star Jodie Foster,Sharlto Copely, William Fichtner,Diego Luna, Alice Braga, and Faran Tahir.
We have 2 trailers, first a exclusive trailer from Totalfilm which we assume is the UK version then we have a trailer from Yahoo we assume is the American version
courtesy of Totalfilm
courtesy of Yahoo!
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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.