There’s a certain feeling I get when I watch true artistry. Artistry that’s not forced and completely effortless. This trailer for director Neil Blomkamp‘s hyper apocalyptic film ELYSIUM is just that. Clean and concise and with a ton of visually interesting concepts that folks like me will take one look at and must know more. That’s the hook! Bring on the Halo movie, this guy can do it!

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. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Wagner Moura.“Elysium” is set to hit theaters on August 9, 2013.

Official Elysium Website