Full Elysium trailer hits hard
The new trailer for Elysium, the next film from Neill Blomkamp who wrote and directed District 9 (Filmstalker review), is pretty hard hitting and tells us not only the key story behind the film but also delivers some great effects shots.
The film retains the feel of District 9 in mixing effects with practical shots and making them look real and gritty, and coupled with a story and a strong baddie in the form of the fantastic Jodie Foster, this could be a really good film.
To be honest the story didn't knock me off my feet, not as much as District 9 did, but then I wonder how it could have consider what a surprise that film was.
The full Elysium trailer works well and the story behind it is clear, a man has a chance to save his own life and in the process those of others around him but it will come at a big price, the least of which is having an exoskeleton attached directly to his body. Youch. Here's the bigger backstory with the official blurb:
Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Now head to the trailer which comes through TrailerAddict to see a sarcastic and beefed up Matt Damon looking set to take on an equally kitted out Sharlto Copley. Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, Talisa Soto, Michael Shanks and Diego Luna also star.
That looks rather good doesn't it? I'm especially excited about seeing Foster on screen playing a less than angelic character, she's always so good at delivering those.