Now we have an idea of what Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium is about, through the trailer you can watch below.
Elysium appears to be an orbital station, similar to a Ringworld/Halo construct, although in some scenes it looks open and others more like the old “wheel in space” space stations. On board live the rich elite, while those left on earth suffer in poverty on a devastated Earth…but it looks like the peace of Elysium won’t last long. Reminds me a bit of “The Cloud Minders” in Star Trek…
Sony is shifting their release slate a bit. Elysium, the SF thriller from District 9‘s Neill Blomkamp, will be pushed back a couple months to August 9, 2013, which is an upgrade as it places it during the hot summer market. But that date was originally set for the remake of Robocop – so that movie will be pushed back to February 7, 2014.