New Photo from Blomkamp's 'Elysium' with Sci-Fi Armed Matt Damon

November 19, 2012


This past summer, a slew of new buzz for Elysium arrived after some promising footage was screened at Comic-Con, an interesting viral campaign kicked off and we interviewed director Neill Blomkamp about his mysterious sci-fi film. We've only seen one official photo of Matt Damon in the film wearing some sort of robotic arm and weapons, and now another one has arrived that is essentially more of the same. The film was pushed back to a release next August, but hopefully with this new photo coming from Sony, that means the first trailer for the film isn't too far behind. We're definitely interested to see a lot more. Look below!

Here's the new photo from Neill Blomkamp's Elysium from Sony Pictures:

Elysium - Second Official Photo

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. Neill Blomkamp writes directs Elyisum and Sony sends the film to theaters August 9th, 2013.

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Damn that looks good! Love the enhancement suit he is wearing. Hope the trailer wont disappoint.

Waheed AlQawasmi on Nov 19, 2012


"Kawasaki" on the super suit. Looking awesome.

hawk99 on Nov 19, 2012


Badass! i want to a trailer soon!

Tom on Nov 19, 2012


PACIFIC RIM and ELYSIUM will own 2013. Bring it on!!! on Nov 19, 2012


Hasn't this been renamed as Baja Dunes? I prefer Elysium myself, and think the Baja title is pathetic

Chris McDermid on Nov 19, 2012


Not that I know of. Still Elysium (here in the US) as far as I know, but something could change before that August late-summer release.

Alex Billington on Nov 23, 2012


I don't know what dummy on imdb changed it BACK to Baja Dunes and created all this confusion but it is still titled ELYSIUM and NOT Baja Dunes. That was actually the codename for the project when it was in preproduction and then it was changed to Elysium when more was revealed as far as I know... and there has been no official word saying that it has now changed back to the codename (which would be stupid and unprecedented) other than people making reports with their source being the imdb page. Lol

lana_l on Dec 15, 2012

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