We finally have out first real look at District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi movie Elysium. Until this photo of Matt Damon looking like a crazy badass with a big gun came along, all we've seen are a few set photos. Thanks to The Playlist we have this scan to share with you from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Sony Pictures will be showing off the movie at Comic-Con, and it's there where we'll learn a lot more about this film, and get to see some awesome footage from it! I love Blomkamp's style, and it's looking like his next original film project is going to be worth the wait.
The movie also stars Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Sonia Braga, and Diego Luna. It's scheduled to be released on March 1st, 2013. What do you think about Damon's look in the photo? What do you think ChemRail is?
Here's the synopsis that was recently released:
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 of?cial, 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.