First Official ‘Elysium’ Pic: Matt Damon Holds Large Future Gun

Thursday, July 5 by
MATT DAMON! 

We’ve wringed our hands and grit our teeth long enough. The time is finally here to geek out over our first look at Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium.

In the first still from the director’s District 9 follow-up, we see that Matt Damon is reprising the cameo role he played in EuroTrip. Though, the events that would transform a Rollins wannabe from the suburbs into a big honkin’ gun-wielding man in the fight for his life on a dystopian Earth haven’t been explained yet. It’s also not explained whether or not he’s still tapping Kristin Kreuk‘s Fiona. But I have trust that Blomkamp will explain it all and have it make sense. District 9 was sooooo good.

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 line 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.
Along with the names already mentioned, the film co-stars Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and Diego Luna and is set to be released in theaters on March 1, 2013. (RopeofSilicon)

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