First shot of Matt Damon in ‘Elysium’
Dude looks like he’s getting ready to lay down some hellacious violence. District 9 was one of the most surprising sci-fi successes in recent memory, with director Neill Blomkamp taking a well-worn idea and making it seem fresh again with clever filming and incredible attention to detail. The world has been wondering what he’ll do next, and now we have the answer: Elysium. Set in 2159, the movie tells the story of an Earth divided by wealth, with the rich people all moved off-world to a space station so they don’t have to mingle with the rest of us scum. This is the first shot we’ve seen with Matt Damon as Max, the ex-con protagonist, courtesy of The Playlist. Looks like something out of Gears Of War, which isn’t terribly surprising as Blomkamp was attached to the Halo movie for quite a while.