A third trailer has crash landed for Neill Blomkamp’s terrific looking new sci-fi, Elysium. The latest trailer features plenty of footage already shown in the previous trailers, and follows the same basic set up as we have seen before, but there is also plenty of new footage mixed in with the old stuff. In fact, the new footage comes quick, and there is too much to mention here so just watch the trailer already!
There is also a superb build up of tension in this new trailer as the story is once again explained, and we see the divide between the wealthy and the poor. The action hots up, there is a brooding sense of danger and the score helps the trailer along nicely. Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley all look excellent in their roles, and I have a feeling that Elysium will become one of the summers surprise hits.
Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Michael Shanks and Alice Braga.
Elysium will arrive in UK cinemas 9th August.
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 Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. 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.