The 30-second TV spot, which is basically a condensed rehash of the film’s recent theatrical trailer, gives us a better look at the nasty Kruger (Sharlto Copley) and a regular joe living on the ground Max De Costa (Matt Damon) while breaking into the off-planet colony known as Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life.
Watch the TV spot below:
Blomkamp directed dystopian sci-fi pic from his own script. Set in the year 2159, the film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna and William Fichtner.
Elysium will be in theaters on August 9th.
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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. 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.