Matt Damon on 'Elysium' PosterColumbia Pictures


If the trailers for Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" have you stoked to see the director's "District 9" follow-up, a brand-new clip will get you even more fired up.

The brief one-minute footage shows star Matt Damon engaging in a gun fight with robots in the movie's futuristic setting. His character, Max, is a destitute, terminally ill factory worker who will die unless he can somehow get to the off-limits space station, the titular Elysium, where only the privileged live.

In the sequence, Max appears to be trying to hijack the vehicle of a rich businessman (William Fichtner) -- but the plan looks like it might go awry when Max's gun jams.


"Elysium" also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. It rockets into theaters on August 9.
'Elysium' Movie Trailer