Elysium-PosterNeill Blomkamp’s Elysium has been on our must-watch radar for what feels like forever, with the writer-director making his sophomore feature following an incredible debut in 2009 with District 9.

The anticipation surrounding the upcoming blockbuster was raised all the more when the epic first trailer launched back in April. And after catching a rather immense first TV spot this week, Sony have released a brilliant new trailer over on Yahoo Movies.

The impoverished inhabitants of a ruined planet Earth fight to join the safe and pristine living conditions of the space station Elysium, where only the wealthy and healthy reside. In need of medical treatment only available on Elysium, one resident of the planet’s slums attempts to reach the space station at any cost, and his actions could offset the entire balance of haves and have-nots.

Matt Damon is front and centre here for the action blockbuster as we’ve never seen him before, starring alongside a terrific international ensemble, led by Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Diego Luna, Alice Braga, and Faran Tahir.

Blomkamp is once more directing from his own script, with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) producing.

Elysium will be released in regular and IMAX theatres on August 9th in the US, and has its UK release date set a little later on 20th September. The odds are definitely good that the posters will be able to tout being the #1 movie in America, and here’s the new trailer to prove it.