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WATCH: Matt Damon Does Droid Battle in New Clip from 'Elysium'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 26, 2013 at 12:52PM

Check out this new clip from Neill Blomkamp's futuristic sci-fi entry "Elysium," starring Matt Damon as a terminally ill man who hatches a plan to break into the wealthy, illness-free satellite society of the title. In the clip, Damon faces off against droids owned by William Fichtner (most recently seen as another enjoyable baddie in "The Lone Ranger").
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Matt Damon in "Elysium"
Matt Damon in "Elysium"

Check out this new clip from Neill Blomkamp's futuristic sci-fi entry "Elysium," starring Matt Damon as a terminally ill man who hatches a plan to break into the wealthy, illness-free satellite society of the title. In the clip, Damon faces off against droids owned by William Fichtner (most recently seen as another enjoyable baddie in "The Lone Ranger").

"Elysium" hits theaters August 9. Check out some interview tidbits from Blomkamp and the film's stars here, the trailer here and our 2012 Comic-Con coverage here.

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


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.