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WATCH: Matt Damon Ratchets Up the Badass Charm in New 'Elysium' Trailer

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 14, 2013 at 1:48PM

The second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's spectacular-looking sci-fi entry "Elysium" (August 8) has arrived. This one plays up Matt Damon's innate likability -- in the film he stars as an illness-stricken everyman who reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission against the wealthy Elysium metropolis' head secretary of state (Jodie Foster). Watch below.
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Matt Damon in "Elysium"
EW Matt Damon in "Elysium"

The second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's spectacular-looking sci-fi entry "Elysium" (August 8) has arrived. This one plays up Matt Damon's innate likability -- in the film he stars as an illness-stricken everyman who reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission against the wealthy Elysium metropolis' head secretary of state (Jodie Foster). Watch below.

The film is Blomkamp's follow-up to 2009's popular and Oscar-nominated "District 9." The star of that film, Sharlto Copley, also has a villainous role in "Elysium." 

Fans flipped over the initial footage of the film at last year's Comic-Con, where we got a video interview with Blomkamp and recorded the Hall H panel with Damon and Foster. The first trailer for the film is here.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Elysium, Matt Damon, Neill Blomkamp


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