Today we have 12 photos from the upcoming sci-fi action film Elysium. Matt Damon plays an Earth-dwelling guy who finds himself caught up in a fight for his life on a mission to Elysium. Jodi Foster is also featured in the film, whose character’s job is to keep out those who cannot afford a spot on the pristine vessel, a.k.a Damon. In Greek mythology, Elysium is where the heroes and relatives of the gods hung out in total paradise, while everyone else was left in the equivalent of Hades or hell.
The film comes from acclaimed South African director Neill Blomkamp, the man behind the 2009 best picture Oscar nominee District 9.
Elysium, also starring Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga, opens on August 9th, 2013.
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 the 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.