Director Neill Blomkamp left an indelible mark on film history with his 2009 film, District 9. Since then, fans have been waiting to see his newest film and now it looks like we are just under a year away from it happening. Until now, we’ve had no idea what the film, ‘Elysium’ was about, just that it starred Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and District 9’s Sharlto Copley.
Now we’ve got the first synopsis of the film and it looks like Blomkamp is sticking to the immigration and segregation themes that made District 9 such a huge topic of conversation.
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 (Jodie Foster), a hard the 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 (Matt Damon) 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.