New Elysium Trailer: High-Tech Dystopia Never Looked So Good

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on at

It feels like we've been waiting ages for the release of Neill Blomkamp's latest movie, Elysium. But in this new trailer, we're given a more in-depth look at what's to come when the film comes out this summer: sublime space habitats, an earth sliding into chaos, and Matt Damon making robot jokes.

We already knew that Elysium takes today's class warfare and extrapolating it into the future, where the healthy rich minority live aboard a rotating space habitat and the diseased poor live in decaying skyscrapers on Earth. But this three minute extended trailer gives us a more fleshed-out look at the movie's production values, from its Industrial Light and Magic visual effects to its haunting, ambient soundtrack, courtesy of Ryan Amon.

For more on the heritage of the film's set design, check out our post about the real-life architectural design it borrows from here.