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Matt Damon stars in new trailer for Elysium: watch now

Elysium has released a new trailer, in which Matt Damon sets about trying to save humanity in a dystopian future where the poverty gap between rich and poor is wider than ever.

While the deprived underclass are forced to scrape a living on the ruined husk of planet Earth, the wealthy elite live in the lap of luxury on the Elysium space station.

Usually, there’s no crossing the divide, but when radiation poisoning begins to decimate the Earth-bound majority, Damon sets about breaking into Elysium in the hope of curing himself and the rest of his fellow sufferers.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

The new trailer doesn’t give too much more away in terms of plot, but there are some great new sequences of footage, including Jodie Foster’s ruthless security chief dealing with would-be interlopers with extreme prejudice.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp and co-starring Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga and William Fichtner, Elysium will open in the UK on 9 August 2013.

George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.