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Sharlto Copley talks District 9 sequel (or prequel) plans

04.29.2010

So yes, it's true that Neil Bomkamp is doing another sci-fi project before returning to the world of DISTRICT 9, but according to star Sharlto Copley, he is definitely interested in revisiting that universe, which is convenient as the movie has the most obvious sequel set up I’ve ever seen. “I’ll see you in three years!”

Speaking to Empire, Copley elaborates on plans for more D9 films.

"Neil wants it and I want it. Neil's doing another film first. Then I think if everything goes according to plan we'll do the second film in about two years time. That story can go in so many different ways. There¹s a whole universe. I'm sure a lot of writers say that, but we actually have an entire universe.

"This thing started shooting in 2005, and before we shot the film we shot Alive In Joburg and two other shorts as part of Neil's creative development process. Those next two films actually had my character, Wikus, in them, although I wasn't called Wikus in them. So they were two parts of the development of the world and where the story was going to go and all that.

"There's a million ways you can go. Neil's actually very interested in prequels as well; he's said that a few times. We wouldn't do the traditional Hollywood version of the sequel which would just be 100 aliens fighting humans."

Prequel eh? I suppose I would be curious to know how exactly humanity managed to get sick of aliens after only what, thirty years? I think they’d still be pretty damn interesting at that point.

I’m down for anything, so long as we get to see more of those freaking awesome energy weapons.

Extra Tidbit: Man 2009 was a great year for sci-fi between D9, STAR TREK, MOON and AVATAR.
Source: Empire

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