The Hollywood types love a good class warfare story.
A new Sony Pictures film set to release on Aug. 9, 2013, is no exception. “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set far into the future, where “Sometime in the future, the class divide of the 1% grows so intense that the richest of the rich decide to build their own colony in space - the titular Elysium - where poor people are not allowed to live,” according to TGDaily.
The movie was originally supposed to be released March 1, but was pushed back for post-production, according to that website.
TGDaily wrote about the upcoming Damon and Foster movie, saying In the space colony there is “free health-care” and on Earth “everyone else is being left to rot in their own filth.”
Foster will play Secretary Rhodes who enforces strict anti-immigration laws to Elysium since poor people aren’t allowed to live there. Damon plays Max, one of the many left living on Earth. IMDB says, “When unlucky Max 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”
In other words, Elysium represents the evil, oppressive 1 percent, and the Earth is the 99 percent just trying to get a fair shot. No doubt, the Occupiers will love it.
This is not Damon’s first overtly political movie. In Jan. 2013, Damon’s anti-fracking movie “Promised Land” came to theatres, but turned out to be a box-office flop. Hollywood and Damon didn’t learn their lesson, apparently.