New ‘Elysium’ Trailer Has Matt Damon Racing Against Time For His Life

Sony Pictures released a new 3-minute teaser trailer for the upcoming Neill Blomkamp directed science fiction film, Elysium. The trailer shows a sarcastic and heroic Max Da Costa (Matt Damon) in a race against time for his life. Elysium is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 9, 2013. Previously we wrote about the film’s first official trailer.

Here is a synopsis of the film from Sony Pictures:

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 Poster

video and image via Sony Pictures

via io9

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