In brief: To ensure the upcoming sci-fi actioner Elysium is enjoyed in the best, most immersive environment possible, TriStar Pictures and Media Rights Capital have confirmed a deal for Neill Blomkamp‘s film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster to hit IMAX screens on a global scale this August 9th. The film will be digitally remastered for projection on the giant screen and Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. had the following to say:
“Neill Blomkamp is the kind of innovative, creative storyteller that moviegoers seek out, and we are thrilled to bring this highly anticipated film to IMAX audiences worldwide.”
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In the year 2154, 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. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.