Here’s a still of Matt Damon in the upcoming film, Elysium. The sci-fi, futuristic base movie is a follow-up to 2009’s District 9 from director, Neill Blomkamp. The movie District 9 tackled topics such as segregation and xenophobia and Elysium will be taking on the immigration debate. Jodi Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna will also be appearing in the movie.
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.