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Neill Blomkamp's Alien will break new ground plus his idea for District 10

03.05.2015

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Neill Blomkamp's latest hits theaters this Friday (you can check out our review of CHAPPIE here) but in case you were more curious about what the director has in-store for his future, it looks to be filled with sequel-itis! His concept art for another ALIEN film has been the talk of the town ever since the images hit the net, and it looks like Sigourney Weaver is confident of the outcome.

Sigourney Weaver on Blomkamp's Alien film:

I can’t think of a better director. He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.

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As exciting as that is, I know there's a lot of you out there wondering if Blomkamp will ever revisit DISTRICT 9. The film seemingly ended on a cliffhanger, but that's how it was always designed to be. Now that Blomkamp has given it some thought, he's certainly not opposed to revisiting that universe.

Neill Blomkamp talks about a sequel to DISTRICT 9:

I have an idea for District 10, which is really cool. The problem is I feel like CHAPPIE is the end of three films that have a similar stylistic approach to them. CHAPPIE is the odd one out in that is has no sociopolitical underpinnings. It doesn’t have my experiences as a kid in South Africa incorporated into it. And ELYSIUM – although it doesn’t have my experiences as a kid in South Africa, it has the same notion of oppressor in the elites, and the large population base beneath it. And CHAPPIE doesn’t, but they are still part of a trilogy. So moving forward I would love to realize this idea of District 10 – I have every intention to do it, I just need to find the right time to do it – to not go back to Johannesburg and shoot something similar, yet.

[DISTRICT 9] was a completely self-contained story about the Nazi becoming the Holocaust victim, basically. It was the oppressor becoming the oppressed. And when it’s based on a character like that, it ends on that character. The inadvertent world creation that came with it, which to me is my perfect kind of thing that I love – having a bunch of weird alien weapons in the back of a shack that you can discover – that’s just ripe for creative insanity, so it took a few years to process what that could be. And I think that the story that I have now is what I would want to see as a fan of the first film, I think. I know I would want to see it – I assume other people would. It’s good man!

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I'm happy to see that Blomkamp acknowledges that each of his films takes place in the same universe, stylistically. With that said, I'm really excited to see him step out of his comfort zone and deliver something that feels otherworldly, like an Alien film. I wasn't one to clamor for a sequel to DISTRICT 9, but if he's excited about it and has a different vision for it, then I'm totally down. Perhaps we're getting ahead of ourselves, though.

Neill Blomkamp's latest, CHAPPIE, his theaters tomorrow!

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10:04AM on 03/06/2015
Ok what's the deal with District 9?! Yes, the high concept was interesting, but the end result is just a teenage boy's wet dream. The guy turns into an alien because he sprayed spaceship fuel in his eye... really?! That's not even a plot whole, it's a fuck you to the viewers. And then that little Pixar alien kid with big cute candy eyes walks in... Then a borderline racist savage black man stereotype who wants to eat his arm... Then a bad guy who just never dies in order to stretch the final
Ok what's the deal with District 9?! Yes, the high concept was interesting, but the end result is just a teenage boy's wet dream. The guy turns into an alien because he sprayed spaceship fuel in his eye... really?! That's not even a plot whole, it's a fuck you to the viewers. And then that little Pixar alien kid with big cute candy eyes walks in... Then a borderline racist savage black man stereotype who wants to eat his arm... Then a bad guy who just never dies in order to stretch the final battle forever. And then... a mech fight... yes a hilarious MECH FIGHT in a film that's supposed to be serious... For every good thing in this film there's something equaly stupid. I simply don't get it! In my book Blomkamp should just stick to directing music videos or direct movies from scripts he didn't write.
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5:37AM on 03/06/2015
His idea for Aliens 2.5 is dumb. Most unnecessary sequel idea ever. What bugs me the most is that the same people crying about endless remakes and sequels love this idea.
His idea for Aliens 2.5 is dumb. Most unnecessary sequel idea ever. What bugs me the most is that the same people crying about endless remakes and sequels love this idea.
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3:43AM on 03/06/2015
Already expectations are very high. I will try not to get into that wave. We'll see....
Already expectations are very high. I will try not to get into that wave. We'll see....
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9:31PM on 03/05/2015
Blomkamp = 1 hit wonder. I know District 9 was good and it bought this dude a lot of good will, but come on now. Three movies in and two of them suck. This is M Night Shyamalan all over again. People jumped the gun on calling him a genius, and refuse to admit it for years.
Blomkamp = 1 hit wonder. I know District 9 was good and it bought this dude a lot of good will, but come on now. Three movies in and two of them suck. This is M Night Shyamalan all over again. People jumped the gun on calling him a genius, and refuse to admit it for years.
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5:33AM on 03/06/2015
Agreed. elysium was dumb and chappie looks so cheesy and mediocre
Agreed. elysium was dumb and chappie looks so cheesy and mediocre
9:21PM on 03/05/2015

I'll watch anything this guys makes...

If he directed a movie about a tin can and some ants it would be amazing.
If he directed a movie about a tin can and some ants it would be amazing.
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9:46AM on 03/06/2015
It's because of that kind of irrational worshiping that the quality of movies keeps declining while the box office numbers keep on getting bigger and bigger making horrible movies like Transformers, Avatar and Anvengers the most profitable in history. That's why we get useless sequels, dumb ass prequels and insulting reboots more and more.
It's because of that kind of irrational worshiping that the quality of movies keeps declining while the box office numbers keep on getting bigger and bigger making horrible movies like Transformers, Avatar and Anvengers the most profitable in history. That's why we get useless sequels, dumb ass prequels and insulting reboots more and more.
3:34PM on 03/05/2015
Looking forward to the new elements he brings to the Alien franchise. I just hope Weaver AND Biehn are both along for the ride.
Looking forward to the new elements he brings to the Alien franchise. I just hope Weaver AND Biehn are both along for the ride.
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3:58PM on 03/05/2015
You so gay
You so gay
4:27PM on 03/05/2015
man, whats your beef? get off this website and stop hiding behind a blank name. Coward!!! (incase the msg is deleted, this msg isnt for soloist)
man, whats your beef? get off this website and stop hiding behind a blank name. Coward!!! (incase the msg is deleted, this msg isnt for soloist)
1:58PM on 03/05/2015
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If Blomkamp has a great idea for a sequel to District 9 I'd certainly be up for watching it. To call it District 10 suggests another Prawn internment camp, perhaps something with a more sinister purpose than 9's containment. Would make sense if the world's governments were aware that they only had a few years to up their military game before the Prawns return in force to liberate their people. That said I can appreciate District 10 might just be a working title rather than
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If Blomkamp has a great idea for a sequel to District 9 I'd certainly be up for watching it. To call it District 10 suggests another Prawn internment camp, perhaps something with a more sinister purpose than 9's containment. Would make sense if the world's governments were aware that they only had a few years to up their military game before the Prawns return in force to liberate their people. That said I can appreciate District 10 might just be a working title rather than anything plot specific.
I enjoyed Elysium and am happy to give Chappie a chance - sounds like it might be one of those films you need to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy.
As for his Alien film - I'm glad they're making it but anything could happen with that really.
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2:12PM on 03/05/2015
Well Don't forget, they were all being moved to a new area outside of Johannesburg which they called District 10, It looked nice but it was smaller, more cramped etc. So when the Aliens come back, Their people will more than likely be in District 10
Well Don't forget, they were all being moved to a new area outside of Johannesburg which they called District 10, It looked nice but it was smaller, more cramped etc. So when the Aliens come back, Their people will more than likely be in District 10
1:46PM on 03/05/2015
I think a proper sequel to Distict 9 could work if it were with entirely new characters. District 9 ends like a twilight zone episode, its left up in the air the fate of our main character, but we are to assume the worst. That is the proper ending. District 10 would have to deal with entirely new characters. Pick up where the first left off, with an alien having escaped earth, and see what job this new character has in that aftermath.

I get that District 9 is part of a trilogy, but district
I think a proper sequel to Distict 9 could work if it were with entirely new characters. District 9 ends like a twilight zone episode, its left up in the air the fate of our main character, but we are to assume the worst. That is the proper ending. District 10 would have to deal with entirely new characters. Pick up where the first left off, with an alien having escaped earth, and see what job this new character has in that aftermath.

I get that District 9 is part of a trilogy, but district 10 can be part of a separate trilogy. Similar to how Iron Man 3 is the sequel to Iron Man 1 & 2, but is officially part of the Phase 2 collection of films. It's an arbitrary classification of a series, but it works in spirit.
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2:31PM on 03/05/2015
You assume the worst for the character at the end of District 9? I assumed the best, because it ends on a promise from the Prawn to return with help. Copley's character was able to overcome hsi fear/hatred of the Prawns and establish a trust with the Prawn. I felt it ended on a note of "hope and peace", Copley's character has come to a peace and understanding of who he is and what he did to get there but at the same time has hope that help is coming.
You assume the worst for the character at the end of District 9? I assumed the best, because it ends on a promise from the Prawn to return with help. Copley's character was able to overcome hsi fear/hatred of the Prawns and establish a trust with the Prawn. I felt it ended on a note of "hope and peace", Copley's character has come to a peace and understanding of who he is and what he did to get there but at the same time has hope that help is coming.
2:38PM on 03/05/2015
i saw the ending as he accepted his fate. it's bitter sweet really. While he has learned to respect the Prawn, it came at the price of his humanity. I dont think help is coming for him, and i think the main character feels the same. Even if that Prawn came back, how would he help Copley's character? Whould Copley still be alive even. one of the great things about the movie is how well the ending is up for interpretation. And i saw the ending where Copley's character is at peace but also doomed
i saw the ending as he accepted his fate. it's bitter sweet really. While he has learned to respect the Prawn, it came at the price of his humanity. I dont think help is coming for him, and i think the main character feels the same. Even if that Prawn came back, how would he help Copley's character? Whould Copley still be alive even. one of the great things about the movie is how well the ending is up for interpretation. And i saw the ending where Copley's character is at peace but also doomed to remain a prawn.
1:36PM on 03/05/2015
I think D9 is a perfect film and that a sequel would only tarnish that. I'm interested in seeing what Blomkamp can do with the Alien franchise, but after Elysium I've learned to temper my expectations.
I think D9 is a perfect film and that a sequel would only tarnish that. I'm interested in seeing what Blomkamp can do with the Alien franchise, but after Elysium I've learned to temper my expectations.
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