Today on the 4th of July we get our first official image of Matt Damon in the sci-fi follow up to Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 with Elysium.
Elysium is set one hundred years in the future on an alien planet, and is set to be released on March 1st, 2013. See below for the full sypnosis.
The image comes from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (Via Playlist).
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 ofï¬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.