Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s long-delayed futuristic Matt Damon vehicle, tells the story of a class war between the unwashed masses, who live on Earth, and the super wealthy, who live in an absurdly opulent community in the sky. And as it turns out, the super-luxe buildings of Elsyium's tomorrow actually exist right here in the present day.
The movie, which comes out in August, is a barely veiled critique of the current divide between rich and poor. But a new viral ad portending to be the sales website for Armadyne, Elysium's real estate development corporation, illustrates just how current.
If look closely, most of the homes and buildings touted on the Armadyne website already exist. And if they don't already exist, they were already imagined. Let's take a look.