It’s all about Elysium this week! Nothing to be surprised about, after all – Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi spectacle opens next month, so this is your perfect chance to check out even more concept art from the movie, as well as a brand new action-packed clip: William Fichtner wants to kill Matt Damon this time!
We already shared the official trailer, some great featurettes (including Citizens of Elysium with more concept art), pics and posters for the movie, so I’m sure you know all important details about this great-looking thriller which is set to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.
In this week’s cover story, EW goes inside the making of Elysium, and I definitely like their description of the whole thing:
…how Matt Damon and the director of District 9 turned a timely tale of haves and have-nots into a gripping sci-fi thriller…
That’s exactly the point with this film: it takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious space habitat, and explores political and sociological themes such as immigration, health care and class issues. So it’s safe to say that this isn’t science fiction. This is today. This is now. And that’s the most terrifying fact about this pic.
Damon plays the only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds, a guy named Max who is 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 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.
The rest of the cast includes Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.
As usual, click on all these images to take a better look, and let us know what you think about the movie.