**Updated with new high-resolution image** Fans of District 9 have been eagerly awaiting the next film from Neill Blomkamp and we’ll get our first look at footage from Elysium this week at Comic-Con. Until then, take a look at the first official photo from the movie, featuring Matt Damon.
“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 is directed by Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna, Alice Braga, and William Fichtner. A release date has been set for March 1st, 2013.