There's been hardly anything released for Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi film Elysium. There's just been a few photos, and then there was some incredible footage shown at Comic-Con last year, but there hasn't been much else since. Today some photos of Jodie Foster's character have leaked online. She plays a character named Secretary Rhodes in the story. I'm really excited about this movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it in the near future.
The movie also stars Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Here's a great description of the story from Ben P...
Matt Damon plays a former criminal living on an impoverished and overcrowded Earth over 100 years in the future. He's bald, beaten down, and run ragged, and when a factory accident douses him with radiation, he's given the bad news that he only has five days to live. Luckily, there's a solution. Elysium is a ring-shaped world created and inhabited by the rich (including William Fichtner and Jodie Foster) that orbits the Earth, a paradise where any sickness can apparently be healed and on which only people who reach a certain income level can afford to step foot. Damon's character has to get to Elysium in order to stay alive, but his trip skyward comes with a price: when obtaining his ticket through shady means, he agrees to kill Fichtner's character and return to the life he once left behind. To do that, he has machinery and weaponry welded into his body, making him a one-man wrecking crew hell-bent on doing whatever it takes to survive.
The movie will be released in theaters on August 9th, 2013.