CULVER CITY, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Entertainment today unveiled a first look at writer-director Neill Blomkamp's new film Elysium by bringing it directly to the fans in anticipation of the launch of the film's first trailer online tomorrow, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president of Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. Elysium, from TriStar Pictures in association with Media Rights Capital, will be released in theaters nationwide on August 9, 2013.
With Matt Damon in Berlin and Neill Blomkamp, producer Simon Kinberg, and Sharlto Copley in Los Angeles, the Elysium team came together via satellite to answer questions and show fans the trailer as well as an extended sneak preview of the film. Fans can follow the action on Twitter by using the hashtag #Elysium.
The trailer launches online tomorrow, April 9, at 4 PM PDT / 7 PM EDT on Yahoo! Movies ( http://movies.yahoo.com) domestically and with local partners globally. The trailer debuts in theaters on April 19.
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 planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. 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. Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Produced by Bill Block, Neill Blomkamp, and Simon Kinberg.Media may download the trailer at the following coordinates: