Matt Damon is looking tough in two new Elysium photos

ELYSIUM is in my top five most anticipated movies coming out this summer.  I absolutely loved director Neill Blomkamp’s previous film DISTRICT 9 and am excited to see what tricks he has up his sleeve for his next sci-fi adventure.  I’m sure the social commentary will be ever prevelant.  Today, we get some fun photos with the film’s star Matt Damon just outside of a wreckage.  I am extremely curious what this mechanical contraption bolted to his back and arms actually do. It appears as though the other gentlemen is about to get a fist full of metal hand to the face.  Although Matt Damon could also just be helping him keep his balance.

Here is ELYSIUM’S official synopsis: 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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

ELYSIUM stars Mat Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Talisa Soto, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Diego Luna.  The Neill Blomkamp directed film opens in theaters on August 9th, 2013. (Cinema Teaser)

Matt Damon in Esylium

Matt Damon in Esylium

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