First Look: Elysium Photo

Elysium First Photo
Matt Damon stars in Columbia Pictures' 'Elysium' - Photo by Kimberley French © 2012 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Shrouded in secrecy, the second film from District 9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp has a first official photo and new synopsis. Starring Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, William Fichtner, and Diego Luna, Elysium is set for release in theaters on March 1, 2013.

ComicBookMovie offers this synopsis:

“In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy “Coordinators,” people who can afford bio-genetical engineering, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, built by the Armadyne Corporation, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard 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 ex-con Max 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.”