SAN DIEGO (AP) — Little more than a century from now, the Earth is diseased, polluted and overpopulated, so the wealthiest citizens have built a utopic environment in space where there's no poverty, no illness, no war.
This is the world of "Elysium," and about 6,000 fans were the first on Earth to see the follow-up from "District 9" writer-director Neill Blomkamp Friday at Comic-Con.
The film stars Matt Damon as an Earth resident determined to infiltrate the secure space paradise, and Jodie Foster plays an Elysium leader determined to stop him. "District 9" star Sharlto Copley returns, this time as a villain.
The seven-minute clip shows Damon working to escape the filthy planet, enduring a mysterious mechanical brain-implant procedure that leaves him with machinery protruding from the back of his head.