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.