Neill Blomkamp is famous for creating one of the few geniunely original science fiction movies of the last decade in District 9, but you may also remember him as the man who was supposed to direct the now canned Halo movie. The first trailer for his next movie Elysium has just been released and the video game influences shine through. It looks like Halo. It looks like Vanquish. It looks like Mass Effect. It looks like every science fiction game you’ve played in the last five years and it looks amazing.
Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Elysium is about a Halo-like structure built above the earth where richer, upper class folks live in luxury, whilst regular plebs live in poverty on the earth below. Matt Damon is the man who tries to break into Elysium.
Here’s the synopsis…
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, a 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 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.
In Greek mythology, Elysium was a concept of the afterlife. A place reserved for mortals related to the Gods.
This movide sounds awesome.
As a massive fan of District 9, I am just a little bit excited for this.