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'Elysium' Launches Sci-Fi Space Colony to New Heights (Photos)

TriStar Pictures' 'Elysium'

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TriStar Pictures' "Elysium" opens August 9, 2013.

Matt Damon Brandishes Weapon in 'Elysium'

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Matt Damon stars in Columbia Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Jodie Foster Listens to an Earpiece in 'Elysium'

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Jodie Foster plays Secretary Delacourt in TriStar Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9. 2013.

Sharlto Copley in Columbia Pictures' 'Elysium'

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Sharlto Copley looks grim in Columbia Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and Upside-Down Car in Columbia Pictures' 'Elysium.'

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In the future, cars will still flip upside-down. Matt Damon (left) and Sharlto Copley in Columbia Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Matt Damon Gets Prepped for Surgery in 'Elysium'

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Sandro (Jose Pablo Cantillo, right) preps Max (Matt Damon) for surgery inside Spider's Lair in TriStar Pictures' "Elysium."

Matt Damon and Jose Pablo Cantillo in Columbia Pictures' 'Elysium'

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Matt Damon (right) and Jose Pablo Cantillo face off in Columbia Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Space Station Elysium

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Looking at a part of Elysium as shown in TriStar Pictures' "Elysium."

Droids in TriStar Pictures' 'Elysium'

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Droids on Elysium in TriStar Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Director Neill Blomkamp Points to the Distance on Set of 'Elysium'

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Director Neill Blomkamp (left) and Matt Damon on the set of TriStar Pictures' "Elysium," opening August 9, 2013.

Secretary Delacourt Demoted in 'Elysium'

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Secretary Delacourt (Foster) in CCB HQ Briefing Room is demoted. "Elysium" opens August 9, 2013.

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