Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium Plot Revealed

Neil Blomkamp

District 9 director Neil Blomkamp has kept his latest project, Elysium shrouded in secrecy for so long, up until now that is. Collider got tickets to the preview, which offered a more detailed description of what the movie is about, which SFX has kindly put up on their site:

“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 the 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.”

Elysium has a planned Spring 2012 release