Elysium: Special Ops FeaturetteJuly 23rd, 2013
Matt Damon and Neill Blomkamp talk about all the types of droids that are found in the world of Elysium. From the red immigration / homeland defense droid, the security droids, to the civil servant droids.The security droids are designed to be badass, elite fighters and we see a short clip of Damon’s character, Max, battling one in a junkyard. While the civil servant droids are mundane and uncaring, in the worst sort of political, bureaucratic way.
Elysium is set in the year 2159 in a world where the very wealthy live a life of peace on a man-made space station called Elysium that hovers above Earth and all the rest live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Matt Damon’s character, Max, is determined to break into Elysium, which also happens to be the most heavily guarded place in the universe. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster) is tasked with protecting Elysium from nonresidents and threats like Max.
Elysium hits U.S. theaters on August 9.