Elysium trailer

I just saw the trailer for Elysium (2013) that is slated to be released on August 9, 2013.  Matt Damon [Good Will Hunting (1997) and The Bourne Identity (2002)] and Jodie Foster [Contact (1997) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991)] are the two actors being advertised with it.  Sci-fi fans will also be glad to know  [The Amateurs (2005) and  Equilibrium (2002)] and Michael Shanks [Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)] are on-board as well.  I believe this is Neill Blomkamp’s second full-length feature film and first film since District 9 (2009).  If you haven’t seen the later, I highly suggest it.  While the movie is about an alien race who comes to Earth and is then trapped in refugee camps, it has a lot to say about racism and apartheid.


District 9 really blew me away with the quality of writing, acting, directing and effects.  If Elysium is anything like it, I’m fairly certain it’ll be a hit.