Neill Blomkamp has an idea for District 9 sequel but is not ready to make it

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Finally! Some Neill Blomkamp related news that has nothing to do with ALIEN 5.

Blomkamp's CHAPPIE hit theaters in the U.S. this past weekend to a soft landing at the box office with a $13 million opening. It seems that his announced ALIEN film has garnered more attention online than CHAPPIE will at the box office, but it's the possible sequel to another Blomkamp film, 2009's DISTRICT 9, that we're talking up today as IGN is sharing that the director is waiting for the right moment to return to that world.

Blomkamp reveals...

“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 socio-political 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 realise 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.”

So it could be years before we see a sequel to DISTRICT 9, but I'm hoping that it eventually happens. Blomkamp may have originally wanted the film as a standalone movie, but processing thoughts about where another story in the D9 universe could lead prompted him to rethink that. Blomkamp shares...

“It 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!”

I'm down! Perhaps Blomkamp will want to revisit that world after finishing up ALIEN 5. The sooner, the better I say!

Extra Tidbit: Would you want to see a sequel to DISTRICT 9?
Source: IGN



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