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New Elysium Trailer

The new full-length trailer for Neill Blomkamp's eagerly awaited sci-fi blockbuster Elysium has flown online, and will no doubt drive audiences absolutely insane with anticipation. Running in at nearly four minutes, these glimpses give us a clear indication of the film’s fantastical set-pieces and futuristic vistas - something we know the South African director mastered beautifully in District 9.

Set in 2154, where humanity has shifted it's class-war politics to an intergalactic level, two different planets shelter mankind: the poor and oppressed live on the now apocalyptic Earth whilst the privileged live on its serene orbiting world Elysium.

Fostering the peace on this new planet is Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), who comes to blows with ex-con Max De Costa (Matt Damon) when he implements a coup to retrieve medicine that will hopefully cure the radiation he endured whilst working as a lowly serviceman on earth.

If Rhodes isn’t enough to dampen Max’s mood, District 9 star Sharlto Copley plays the maniacal Kruger, who orchestrates Rhodes' orders to assassinate anyone who enters her planet without authorisation. Given this trailer, this surely won't be one to miss. Elysium is to be released in the UK on August 23rd. 70 days and counting...

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