Courtesy of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, The Playlist have uncovered this first image of Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9,’ that film had style and substance in abundance, ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast Blomkamp assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Alex Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ March 1st, 2013. Check out the synopsis below.

ELYSIUM is a futuristic thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, starring MATT DAMON and JODIE FOSTER. In the year 2159 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 Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard the government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.