IMAX Corporation, TriStar Pictures and Media Rights Capital announced on Tuesday [9] that Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi is to be digitally remastered and will open on IMAX worldwide starting on Aug 9.

“Neill Blomkamp is the kind of innovative, creative storyteller that moviegoers seek out, and we are thrilled to bring this highly anticipated film to IMAX audiences worldwide,” said IMAX Entertainment CEO and senior evp IMAX Corp Greg Foster.

Elysium is one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, so we’re pleased that audiences will have the chance to see Neill Blomkamp’s vision for the future in IMAX’s immersive format,” said Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer.

Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley star in Elysium, Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 about a divided society in 2154.

QED International handles international sales and Bill Block produced alongside Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg.