New Poster for 'Elysium' Turns Matt Damon into Mark Zuckerberg
In the world of movie posters, there are plenty of consistent design trends that keep popping up at the local movie theater. A new poster for Elysium has sadly gone the route of being less than creative and taken a cue from one of Sony's films from the past few years. People will likely remember the poster for The Social Network featuring Jesse Eisenberg's face as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with text superimposed above the image saying, "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." The poster for Elysium goes for brevity with text over the face of Matt Damon simply saying, "He can save us all." Look!
Here's the new poster for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium from IMP Awards:
Elysium, directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (of District 9), focuses on Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a hardened government ofﬁcial, who will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. However, that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (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. The screenplay was written by Neill Blomkamp. Read more about the film's composer Ryan Amon here. Sony/Columbia has Elysium set to hit theaters on August 9th this summer. You down?