Elysium - Trailer
Director Neill BlomkampYear 2013Genre(s) Sci-fi, Fantasy
It's the year 2154 and Max Da Costa is living in the densely populated, crime and war ravaged wasteland that is the planet Earth. Meanwhile, the rich and the privileged live on an orbital settlement in space called Elysium which boasts perfect landscapes, no poverty and medical advancements that can eliminate illnesses such as cancer in half a second. Despite Earth being a disease-stricken planet with little resources to go around, Secretary Rhodes is vehemently strict with her immigration laws disallowing anyone of a lower class to be allowed into their utopia even in the case of the most serious of illnesses. An ailing Max is determined to survive, however, even if it means embarking on a highly dangerous mission to break into the highly guarded space habitat and retrieve medical resources that could save him and the rest of the suffering population.
'Elysium' is a poignant story from 'District 9' director and writer Neill Blomkamp. In a similar ilk to the alien thriller, it touches on class division, immigration and rights to healthcare in a tale of real global issues that are disturbingly close to the truth about our fragmented world. 'Elysium' will reach the UK on September 20th 2013.
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Michael Shanks, Sharlto Copley, Talisa Soto, Ona Grauer, Carly Pope, Terry Chen, Wagner Moura, Faran Tahir, Johnny Cicco, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Jared Keeso