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Matt Damon Takes Up Arms for 'Elysium'

There are probably a fair number of people wondering why we haven't gotten a sequel to 2009's District 9, which was a huge commercial and critical hit.  The answer is that director Neill Blomkampf has so far been busy with Elysium, another sci-fi action flick starring Matt Damon we have been told almost nothing about.  That changes now, though, because we've been given both a first look at Damon, and a description of the plot, all courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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 line 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.

Definitely seems to have the same look and feel as District 9, so this is something that sci-fi fans should look out for.  It's due out on March 1, 2013.

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