The contrasting environments of a lush space colony for the elite and a decrepit Earth are shown in the first TV spot for Elysium. Set in the year 2154, this sci-fi thriller centers on Max De Costa (Matt Damon), who will stop at nothing to force his way onto the Elysium space station to get the life-saving treatment he needs, although there is plenty of opposition in his way, as we can see in this footage. Directed by Neill Blomkamp and co-starring Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and William Fichtner, Elysium hits theaters nationwide August 9.