Trailer #2: Elysium

Back in April, Kurt posted the trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated original sci-fi film Elysium. There was definitely some major excitement over it then, the idea that Matt Damon was teaming up with Blomkamp, the man behind District 9 – another original sci-fi film that is mostly liked around these parts.

Now, there is a new trailer out and I’ll warn you: don’t watch it if you don’t want a lot of the film revealed. The trailer clocks in at just over three minutes and it provides a much more in-depth look at the movie and there are plenty of potential spoilers.

Really though, this looks to be the most exciting and original film of the summer. It also is one of the few big budget movies (although with a $90 million budget, shouldn’t we be very impressed with Blomkamp when a crapfest like Avatar costs ~$250 million?) coming out that is not a sequel or an adaptation of some sort. This pleases me.

Elysium, which co-stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, and William Fichtner, hits theaters on August 9, 2013.

Jonathan is a writer and teacher constantly in pursuit of his fortune and glory. In the meantime, he graciously volunteers his genius to the internet, providing his insight on cinema and showering lessons of life upon all of those who stumble into the third row.