Official Image Of Matt Damon In Elysium

Matt Damon's makeover gets an official mugshot in first pic from film.

Posted 5th July 2012, 9:25am in Matt Damon, Neill Blomkamp, Elysium, News
Official Image Of Matt Damon In Elysium

We’re getting steadily excited for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, the director’s second film since bursting onto the sci-fi scene with District 9 in 2009.

Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have the first official image from the film, featuring Matt Damon post-makeover as a shaven-headed mercenary. Damon looks a world away from his usual persona, and although we know very little about the character at this point, there’s definitely an air of anti-hero about this one.

Elysium is set in the year 2159, with the Earth a global slum. The wealthy live off-world on a luxurious complex, the titular Elysium, and the have-nots down below begin an uprising against their oppressive living conditions. Government official Jodie Foster is pulling the strings, with Damon playing an ex-convict known as Max. There is also an impressive supporting cast, with Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Alice Braga involved,Diego Luna as Max’s best friend and Wagner Moura as a villain.