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Matt Damon is a Mech-Warrior in First 'Elyisum' Poster

You can watch TV on the back of his head!

Sony is apparently holding an event today to preview some footage or something from Neill Blomkamp's upcoming film Elysium to members of the press and bloggers unfazed at the prospect of spoiling portions of the film (that is, assuming they are screening clips of footage) before seeing it in its entirety this August.

The film sounds a little like a cross between WALL•E and Astro Boy, which is to say that after those two films and the upcoming Oblivion, if movies have anything to say about our future we better make plans for living in the sky really soon. Here's the plot:

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. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

There's talk we may see a trailer later today or this week, but for now check out the poster below.

Elysium Poster
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  • Driver

    No. 2 on my most anticipated films for 2013, can't wait to see a teaser.

  • Corbin

    Oh boy! I can't wait to watch Hell's Kitchen on Matt Damon's head!

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    This looks. Silly

  • lalecture

    I love sci fi stories where the survival of planet earth (or wherever else the cast is living), depends on some very brave individuals fighting against the odds to save themselves and/or others.
    These themes can seem timeless if done well. Im very much looking forward to this one.

  • The Jackal

    This, the studios are able to get greenlit for Blomkamp, but not a big-budget Halo film? Oh well, dare to dream, right? I can't wait to see some actual footage from this film. District 9 had its welcome, gritty, sci-fi pleasures. Here's hoping ol' Neil got it right for a second time.

    Thems the facts