R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Although Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, he turned it down because director Neill Blomkamp would not change its location from Los Angeles to Detroit.
Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.
A Stanford torus, such as Elysium, would be too small to be visible in the sky of Los Angeles to the naked eye in the daylight. Comets and asteroids which are orders of magnitude brighter than Elysium could ever be, are not visible in space to unaided human sight.
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