Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
I’m excited, guys. Neill Blomkamp’s big debut film District 9 was one of the best sci-fi films of 2009 and introduced the world to the brilliance of actor Sharlto Copley. Now Blomkamp is back with a bigger budget, some big name stars, and more Sharlto Copley! And man, Copley looks sinister! This is like Iron Man but set in a dystopic future, and it’s just hitting upon all the things I love. Badass robots? Check. Awesome spaceships? Check. Headlights on Matt Damon’s pecs? Okay, so I wouldn’t count that among the things I love, but it gets a check mark anyway. In yet another year full of reboots and sequels, this is some original sci-fi that I can’t wait to see.
Elysium comes out August 9, 2013.