First look at Matt Damon in Elysium

And he's got a rugged new look

Elysium has released the first official still of star Matt Damon, who's sporting a new shaven-headed look for Neil Blomkamp's return to the world of science-fiction.

The director's first film since District 9, Elysium will be set in 2159, another dystopian future in which two classes of people exist: the wealthy inhabitants of the man-made space station Elysium, and the damned masses still living on a ruined, overpopulated Earth.

While Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster) is busy devising ever more stringent immigration methods, Earth's disenfranchised masses continue to try and sneak into Elysium's rarified environment.

Which side Damon's character Max falls on has yet to be confirmed, but what we do know is that he  becomes part of a dangerous mission that if successful, will save his life and possibly bring equality to the two disparate communities.

Damon's makeover looks pretty badass to us, with the star looking intimidating in both bulk and appearance. Although having him carry a massive gun obviously helps on that front.

The first official footage from the film airs at Comic-Con next week, so hopefully the plot should become a little more crystallised then. Co-starring Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna, Elysium will open in the UK on 1 March 2013.

Are you excited to see Elysium when it arrives next year? Tell us, below!

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    • EddieFelson

      Jul 5th 2012, 11:11

      Looking forward to the trailer

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    • apo1978

      Jul 5th 2012, 12:41

      Me too! Damon looks quite similar to the baddie from D9 also. :)

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    • Murphy0806

      Jul 5th 2012, 16:18

      I want that gun

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    • alexr

      Jul 6th 2012, 8:56

      Will this be coming out about the same time as Tom Cruise's Oblivion? Starting to wonder what it is about one word Sci-fi titles... Prometheus, Elysium, Oblivion...

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