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Very little information has been released about Neill Blomkamp‘s follow up to 2009′s ‘District 9′, the sci-fi film entitled ‘Elysium’. We’re now treated to the first official image of a bald Matt Damon in ‘Elysium’. While ‘District 9′ dealed with issues such as segregation and xenophobia, we learn that ‘Elysium’ will deal with the hot topic issue of immigration. The world of ‘Elysium’ is set in the year 2159 where two classes of people are divided. The wealthy who lives on a man-made space station called Elysium while the rest of humanity inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. We also learn that at Comic-Con, fans will be able to check out the first bit of footage of the film.
Here’s the synopsis for ‘Elysium’;
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. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
‘Elysium’ stars Jodi Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, and Diego Luna. The film opens on March 1, 2013 and is directed by Neill Blomkamp.