Must Watch: Extended Second Trailer for Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

June 13, 2013
Source: Yahoo

Elysium Trailer

"This ain't gunna kill me." Sony has revealed the second trailer, playing before Man of Steel this weekend, for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi Elysium starring Matt Damon. The first trailer hit back in March and gave us an introduction to the concept and a glimpse at some of the action. This time we get more scenes of incredible full-on action and more of Blomkamp's visually stunning futuristic world. The cast includes Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and D9's Sharlto Copley as the badass Kruger. This is now my most anticipated movie still left this summer, everything about it looks awesome. Can't wait!

Watch the extended second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, originally from Yahoo:

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?

Elysium Poster

Update: Added the latest IMAX poster for Elysium seen directly above, also revealed with this new trailer.

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yes please

guest on Jun 13, 2013


Meh, After Earth is better, Jaden Smith is a superstar!

Will on Jun 13, 2013


i have but one thing to say:

son_et_lumiere on Jun 13, 2013


Seriously, I LOL'd hard. Nice one.

kLO on Jun 13, 2013


...That was one of the funniest jokes I`ve heard all day. That being said THIS FILM IS GONNA ROCK. WOW. The CGI/visuals just looking STUNNING.

mmmmmmmmmm on Jun 13, 2013


Take it easy man! time to take your pills!

Bob on Jun 14, 2013


- minus points: trailer is too long, not enough Copley. - plus points: hell - absolutely everything in trailer. Damon looks good, Foster looks good, fx look good, story looks familiar but with some new tweaks, and just like District 9 everything looks tangibly real. so very sold.

son_et_lumiere on Jun 13, 2013


You're complaining about the length of a trailer??!

AnotherDan on Jun 13, 2013


only in the sense that a trailer should 'trail' and not reveal too much. a shorter trailer can give an efficient punch without sacrificing impact. trailers have been getting steadily longer and more revealing in recent years. however, i agree with @disqus_pjS5DRYlMe:disqus below, this doesn't look like we get too much of the later acts. having said that, i won't (need to) watch anything else pre-screening!

son_et_lumiere on Jun 14, 2013


F'in A, Cotton! Also, first.

Porkchop Express on Jun 13, 2013


I was already in, but that trailer elevated this to an opening night affair. Copley and Damon both look like they will give stellar performances. Understanding Damon's character and intentions made this more interesting, too.

Elbak on Jun 13, 2013


Boom! Very similar feel but looks very epic and gritty. Look forward to it.

dom on Jun 13, 2013


Don't get me Wrong I'm going to see the shit out of this movie but I feel like its missing something. I'm not sure what though.

Jon Odishaw on Jun 13, 2013


My money.

matthew on Jun 14, 2013


Blomkamp is the man. That is all.

kLO on Jun 13, 2013


wow. wow. wow. wow!

Linkfx on Jun 13, 2013


Is this a thing now? Trailers just basically being a shorter version of the whole movie?

Yohan Park on Jun 13, 2013


They seem to release the last trailer that tells you most of the story before it comes out, just in case people don't understand the early ones.

Carpola on Jun 13, 2013


Its actually only the setup of the film, acts 2 + 3 werent really shown, and a lot of cool footage (shown at comic con) was not in the trailer as it was R rated.

matthew on Jun 14, 2013


Even if this looks fantastic, it shows way too much. So much, that you should have not posted it Alex. Take a stand 😉

David Banner on Jun 13, 2013


I feel like I'm the only one underwhelmed by the armor lol..............

Dvt on Jun 13, 2013


Sold!!!! (but then again I was already sold by the teaser)

HyperJ on Jun 13, 2013


Looks great, but quite a lot was in that trailer. Can't wait to see it though. Bone SaaaaaaaaAAAAaW.

Carpola on Jun 13, 2013


"Neill Blomkamp" a name you can trust!

Bob on Jun 14, 2013


Looks great as expected from all that are involved.

IamSlave on Jun 14, 2013


Sharlto Copley will be the highlight.

Xerxexx on Jun 14, 2013


I feel like Blomkamp would have been perfect for the Robocop remake...or for a Gears of War film....or for a Neon Genesis Evangelion film. But please....keep him away from Halo.

Chris Groves on Jun 14, 2013


why?? his halo shorts were great!

desispeed on Jun 14, 2013


I didn't love them, not compared to a lot of the other live action Halo stuff that's been done. His overly kinetic and gritty style doesn't fit Halo, in my opinion. Halo is much more grand and 'clean' than his general approach. Halo in terms of visual look, color palette, much more like Star Wars or Starship Troopers. But a game like Gears of Wars IS super gritty and extremely violent and would be a damn near perfect fit for what seem to be Blomkamp's sensibilities and aesthetic.

Chris Groves on Jun 15, 2013


Looks amazing. Elysium is a Halo. Where's Guilty Spark?

David Diaz on Jun 14, 2013


Ok, this is pretty much exactly the same setting in Battle Angel Alita. Not that I'm complaining, the movie still looks great.

armeetapus16 on Jun 14, 2013


Lol, pretty much.

bb on Jun 15, 2013


Although it kind of is, it's good that a western director is approaching that type of subject matter. The technology hasn't been available to make a believable version of anime in the scale of the worlds, but hopefully Japanese cinema will step up too. It's not like this will be Dragonball or something, as you said this looks like a great film.

Carpola on Jun 15, 2013


OH good, I will watch this in IMAX for sure ! Also looks like they used left over D9 set as well =) Not a fan of Jodie Foster being a villian though.. =\

none none on Jun 15, 2013


Could have been worse. Could have been Tilda Swinton.

Daniel on Jun 25, 2013


while this movie was decent and my favorite matt damion movie, i think this movie would have alot better to be japanese cyberpunk themed, with some more fighting abilities/martial arts and techno abilities with the suits than using the D9 sets and mexicans. a better payoff with the romance with damions character and the nurse would have been cooler as well perhaps learning that the girl is his kid. still want a D10 movie badly but this will have to do.

Harry Schmoe on Aug 16, 2013


Nope. This was nowhere near the originality of District 9, and a story like we're had 13 in a dozen. I liked Riddick much more than this, or Oblivion. Both had a better story even though both also not original. They were just more entertaining I guess. 6,5/10 is the maximum I can give this movie. A hero, a whole bunch of shooting, a badass idiot and some cool special effects don't do it any more for me.

Peter T'Sas on Sep 21, 2013

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