Elysium-PosterNeill Blomkamp’s Elysium will be arriving in the height of the summer this year, marking the director’s sophomore feature, following his remarkable debut with District 9.

This week has brought with it the film’s rather awesome first poster, giving us a look at Matt Damon transformed for the sci-fi/action blockbuster. And, as promised, the first trailer has now debuted over at 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.

Damon is joined by a brilliant cast, 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 the US on August 9th, with its UK release date set a little later for 20th September. Let us know what you make of this first trailer in the comments below. Can you feel the epicness already, too?