First look–Matt Damon stars as cyborg in sci-fi thriller “Elysium”

Elysium Poster

We included the new Matt Damon sci-fi vehicle Elysium in our list of twenty-four movies to look for in 2013 back in December.  District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, in only his second major film, and Tristar Pictures have just released the first preview.  We had an idea that Damon would be decked out in some type of cybernetic gear but no idea that it would factor into his role in the film so much, as revealed in this first trailer.

The year is 2154.  The affluent in society live away from Earth in a space habitat in Earth’s orbit called Elysium.  Earth has been laid to waste and mankind is left destitute.  As with Blomkamp’s critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated first film District 9, Elysium promises to wrestle with hefty political issues, including class struggle, poverty, and immigration.  And there looks to be plenty of summer blockbuster action and slick borg circuitry attached to Damon’s hero character, Max Da Costa.

Wait no further, here’s the first trailer for Elysium:

Look for genre actors Jodie Foster (Contact), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Dallas), William Fichtner (Armageddon, The Dark Knight, Ultraviolet), Alice Braga (Predators), and Bond girl Talisa Soto (Licence to Kill) to appear in Elysium, scheduled for an August 9, 2013 release.

C.J. Bunce

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