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Neill Blomkamp in talks with Fox to write & direct sci-fi pic The Gone World

11.11.2015

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Last month Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN movie was put into hypersleep for the time being, leaving him free to work on other projects, and one of them might be THE GONE WORLD, a film version of the upcoming sci-fi novel of the same name from Tomorrow and Tomorrow author Thomas Sweterlitsch. Deadline is reporting that Fox has picked up the rights to the book, and is in talks with Blomkamp to write and direct the adaptation.

Not much is known about the plot of Sweterlitsch's new novel, since it hasn't been published yet, however Deadline describes it as a "sci-fi time travel procedural."

While I highly enjoyed both DISTRICT 9 and ELYSIUM, I didn't care for CHAPPIE, however that was mostly due to Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yolandi Visser, whose appearances really took me out of the film. But since his ALIEN flick has been put on hold for now, I'm very curious as to what Blomkamp's next movie will be, and I certainly don't think he's a one-trick pony as some have suggested. With Fox just now acquiring the movie rights to The Gone World, obviously the studio is only in early negotiations with Blomkamp to pen and helm the adaptation, so we'll have to wait and see if it will be his next directorial effort.

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Source: Deadline

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3:07PM on 11/11/2015
What fuck is a "sci-fi time travel procedural." ?
What fuck is a "sci-fi time travel procedural." ?
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3:08PM on 11/11/2015
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6:54PM on 11/11/2015
"Minority Report''? I guess?
"Minority Report''? I guess?
11:22AM on 11/11/2015
Honestly, in my opinion this guy hasn't made a good movie yet. District 9 was his best by far, and even then it was just okay in my opinion.
Honestly, in my opinion this guy hasn't made a good movie yet. District 9 was his best by far, and even then it was just okay in my opinion.
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2:37PM on 11/11/2015
Well, I would say he has made one great movie, the rest is just okay.
Well, I would say he has made one great movie, the rest is just okay.
8:30AM on 11/11/2015
Why would Fox put his Alien on hold but want him to do another movie instead? Because if this new movie doesn't do well at the box office, Fox would probably let Alien be put into hypersleep for a very long time.
Why would Fox put his Alien on hold but want him to do another movie instead? Because if this new movie doesn't do well at the box office, Fox would probably let Alien be put into hypersleep for a very long time.
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9:53AM on 11/11/2015
Agreed. This almost sounds like a test for Blomkamp, if he fucks this up we can wave Alien goodbye.
Agreed. This almost sounds like a test for Blomkamp, if he fucks this up we can wave Alien goodbye.
10:56AM on 11/11/2015
Thank you, Guy. I do agree with you as well. It's as if the Executives at Fox look at Chappie's box office figure and decide to test Blomkamp. If he passes, that's great. If not, he can kiss Alien goodbye.
Thank you, Guy. I do agree with you as well. It's as if the Executives at Fox look at Chappie's box office figure and decide to test Blomkamp. If he passes, that's great. If not, he can kiss Alien goodbye.
11:38AM on 11/11/2015
or you know they put it on hold because of Prometheus 2 and they want to hold onto him so him a deal to keep him close. They would already of have been aware of his box office with Chappie before they offered him Alien 5.
or you know they put it on hold because of Prometheus 2 and they want to hold onto him so him a deal to keep him close. They would already of have been aware of his box office with Chappie before they offered him Alien 5.
12:12PM on 11/11/2015
That could be too. If that's the case, hopefully Prometheus 2 won't be delayed or we won't get to see Alien 5 for a long time.
That could be too. If that's the case, hopefully Prometheus 2 won't be delayed or we won't get to see Alien 5 for a long time.
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