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Watch the Trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

Matt Damon Stars in Sci-Fi Adventure

April 10, 2013  |  10:40am

It’s been nearly four years since director Neill Blomkamp blew audiences away with his mockumentary/sci-fi, action thriller District 9. Now equipped with a Hollywood budget and backed by a cast that includes Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, he looks to now have the resources to match his expansive vision.

Slated for an Aug. 9 release date, Elysium is a sci-fi adventure that depicts a distant future in which the wealthy live the good life in an orbiting space station while the disenfranchised remain stuck on a decrepit earth. Damon plays a man who equips himself with a robotic suit in order to infiltrate the space station, Elysium, in order to raid the necessary medical supplies.

Expect jaw-dropping action set pieces and pointed social commentary to follow.

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