What an 180 degree turn. Just the other day, Matt Damon appeared as Liberace’s boy toy in HBO’s upcoming fabulously gay biopic. Now, he’s half man, half cyborg battling Jodie Foster. Talk about range ;)

The first trailer for Elysium just dropped. The year is 2159 and the world is separated into two classes. The wealthy live on Elysium- a luxurious space station where there is no poverty, disease or war. Meanwhile, the less privileged are stuck in slums on Earth. Enter Matt Damon’s character who plans on infiltrating Elysium to access their medical care and breakdown the barrier between the two classes. The only thing that stands in his way is Jodie Foster and her army of robots.

Elysium comes from the brainchild of Neill Blomkamp. Fans of his Oscar-nominated District 9 have been eagerly anticipating his next project. Judging on the trailer, it looks like the wait was worth it. It has the special effects of a typical summer movie, but also feels like it has a bit of substance. I can’t wait. Elysium hits theaters on August 9, 2013. Check out the trailer below.

Elysium Movie Trailer

What are your thoughts after watching the trailer? Blockbuster potential or major box office bomb? Are you more excited about this or Damon’s Behind the Candelabra? Sound off below.