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Neil Blomkamp will reteam with Sharlto Copely for his next feature Elysium

12.06.2010

We’ve all been keeping a close eye on Neil Blomkamp to see how he would follow up his smashing debut, DISTRICT 9. With that movie so obviously set up for a sequel, would we see DISTRICT 10 in the future?

Well not right now, as according to Deadline, Blomkamp is reuniting with D9 star Sharlto Copely for a different venture, ELYSIUM.

I’ve heard of him circling this film before, but I can’t seem to find that we’ve ever reported on it as of yet. Or maybe I’m just thinking of the spaceship from PANDORUM.

Yes, this is sci-fi yet again, and it takes place in the distant future on an equally distant planet, and is said to be yet again full of socio-political commentary the way DISTRICT 9 was. Hopefully it will be a little more in-depth this time than ALIEN APARTHEID IS LIKE BLACK PEOPLE APARTHEID. Kidding, kidding, I love D9, but I just thought the allegory aspect was a bit heavy-handed.

You excited for this, or would you rather see D10?

Extra Tidbit: I'd say about four of the top ten coolest sci-fi weapons ever were in D9.
Source: Deadline

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8:28AM on 12/07/2010
District 9 was my favourite film of that year, definitely.
Still glad to hear Blomkamp is tackling an original concept.
D9 doesn't need a sequel, though if it ever gets one I'm there.
District 9 was my favourite film of that year, definitely.
Still glad to hear Blomkamp is tackling an original concept.
D9 doesn't need a sequel, though if it ever gets one I'm there.
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5:46AM on 12/07/2010
Does this have anything to do with that video you guys posted about that weird animal on the side of the road? Or is that another project he's working on?

Loved D9 so I'm very excited for whatever these guys come up with.
Does this have anything to do with that video you guys posted about that weird animal on the side of the road? Or is that another project he's working on?

Loved D9 so I'm very excited for whatever these guys come up with.
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3:11AM on 12/07/2010
Huge fan of Alive in Joberg, then Holly shite D9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait for ELYSIUM.
Huge fan of Alive in Joberg, then Holly shite D9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait for ELYSIUM.
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2:59AM on 12/07/2010
Apparently am the only person in the history of earth who didn't like D9
Apparently am the only person in the history of earth who didn't like D9
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11:18PM on 12/06/2010
Lighting strikes twice!
Lighting strikes twice!
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10:47PM on 12/06/2010

Stick wit Sci-Fi BLOMKAMP!

lovvvvvvvved D9, besides inglorious basterds. Sharlto, be the villian please!!!...more FOOKS!
lovvvvvvvved D9, besides inglorious basterds. Sharlto, be the villian please!!!...more FOOKS!
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6:42PM on 12/06/2010
I'm in the minority but I don't want a sequel. Leave it alone and don't get your hopes up. I would MUCH rather see something new.
I'm in the minority but I don't want a sequel. Leave it alone and don't get your hopes up. I would MUCH rather see something new.
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9:11PM on 12/06/2010
I'm with you. I love District 9, but I don't want a sequel to mess with it.

Keep making new stuff and avoid being the District 9, 10 and 11 guy.
I'm with you. I love District 9, but I don't want a sequel to mess with it.

Keep making new stuff and avoid being the District 9, 10 and 11 guy.
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5:18PM on 12/06/2010

Great news

Blomkamp is a true talent
Blomkamp is a true talent
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4:13PM on 12/06/2010

I was going to write the same thing as izzy2024

I loved D9. It was definitely a favorite of mine from last year and renewed my love of sci-fi.
But as izzy2024 said, I'm mostly excited to see Sharlto Copely on the big screen again. I thought he did a truly amazing job in District 9 and, not gonna lie, I really thought he should have at least got an Oscar nom for his performance.
I loved D9. It was definitely a favorite of mine from last year and renewed my love of sci-fi.
But as izzy2024 said, I'm mostly excited to see Sharlto Copely on the big screen again. I thought he did a truly amazing job in District 9 and, not gonna lie, I really thought he should have at least got an Oscar nom for his performance.
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4:05PM on 12/06/2010

Though I loved District 9

I would prefer Neil to do another original piece over rushing into District 10.
I would prefer Neil to do another original piece over rushing into District 10.
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10:53PM on 12/06/2010
leave the district universe another 5 year so it can be nominated fer sum serious oscar buzz....D9 was so unrated
leave the district universe another 5 year so it can be nominated fer sum serious oscar buzz....D9 was so unrated
3:54PM on 12/06/2010
Aww man... I was hoping the title of this post would finish like, "Neil Blomkamp will reteam with Sharlto Copely for Half-Life movie".... shucks!

..Oh well, I'm still down for a brand new sci-fi from these two.
Aww man... I was hoping the title of this post would finish like, "Neil Blomkamp will reteam with Sharlto Copely for Half-Life movie".... shucks!

..Oh well, I'm still down for a brand new sci-fi from these two.
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2:39PM on 12/06/2010

I'll be there

I disagree; I don't think the D9 - apartheid relation was shallow or heavy handed... I used to, but upon reflection, I see it as more of a speculative thought experiment then a simple rehash of typical ideals. It's clear that in D9, the apartheid was a sort of necessary evil... I mean, the Prawns were literally incapable of governing themselves because they were a hive mind without a leader (Christopher was in hiding) ... the genius of D9 is that it was an inevitable situation for both species
I disagree; I don't think the D9 - apartheid relation was shallow or heavy handed... I used to, but upon reflection, I see it as more of a speculative thought experiment then a simple rehash of typical ideals. It's clear that in D9, the apartheid was a sort of necessary evil... I mean, the Prawns were literally incapable of governing themselves because they were a hive mind without a leader (Christopher was in hiding) ... the genius of D9 is that it was an inevitable situation for both species and (SPOILER) them being able to leave in 3 years is a win for everybody.

Making the comparison to real apartheid assumes that either the aliens should be capable of integrating into the rest of society or that some classes of people are simply incompatible with others.
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2:33PM on 12/06/2010
Hey lay off D9 haha... bring it on Blomkamp, with just one movie you made a fan out of me
Hey lay off D9 haha... bring it on Blomkamp, with just one movie you made a fan out of me
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2:29PM on 12/06/2010
"District 9" was a great movie and one of those movies that really surprises you on hoe good it actually was.

I like the fact that they are re-teaming on a sci-fi project again.
"District 9" was a great movie and one of those movies that really surprises you on hoe good it actually was.

I like the fact that they are re-teaming on a sci-fi project again.
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2:07PM on 12/06/2010
I'm more than ready for some more Blomkamp.
I'm more than ready for some more Blomkamp.
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1:59PM on 12/06/2010
Sold.

As much as I'm looking forward to a new Blomkamp feature, I think I'm looking forward to a new Copley movie more.
Sold.

As much as I'm looking forward to a new Blomkamp feature, I think I'm looking forward to a new Copley movie more.
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