Aug. 7 - Stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster hit the red carpet on Wednesday night (August 07) for the world premiere of the summer sci-fi film, ''Elysium.'' John Russell reports.
Stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster greeted fans who lined up outside the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood on Wednesday night (August 07), before hitting the red carpet to talk about their new sci-fi flick, "Elysium." The film is set in the year 2154, where two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. While set in the future, Damon told Reuters that the film raises issues that are relevant today. "Yes, it is more kind of an exaggerated version of what already kind of exists. I think and hopefully that is why I think people will relate to the film is that 'Elysium' seems like the ultimate kind of 'gated' community where a lot of people are left on the outside." "Elysium" is expected to be among the summer box office hits, in a season that has generated more than a few disappointments. The film opens on August 09.