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Neill Blomkamp Plans District 9 Follow-Up, Alien 5 Dead

Neill Blomkamp announces District 10, sequel script in progress!

Since District 9 became a smash hit in 2009 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has been teasing the possibilities of a sequel for years. This morning Blomkamp made things official by announcing on Twitter that he, his wife/writing partner Terri Tatchell and original star Sharlto Copley are currently penning the script for District 10!

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In an interview back in 2017 Blomkamp teased his plans for a District 9 follow-up…

“With District 9, I plan on making another film in that world,” he said when asked if Oats Studios would work on tie-ins to District 9Elysium or Chappie“To go back and work with WETA, and make the film would be cool, but anything that pre-exists like that may not be the best fit for whatever we’re trying here.”

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The original District 9 followed a petty bureaucrat named Wikus (Copley) who comes into contact with a mutative alien substance. Amidst his transformation he becomes a target of a weapons company that wants to use him for research. Unable to blend in amongst humans, he is forced into hiding in an alien slum.

Released in August of 2009, District 9 starred Sharlto Copley. Produced by Peter Jackson (who also worked alongside Blomkamp on a failed Halo adaptation), it was made for just $30 million and grossed $210.8 million worldwide. It received rave reviews and -surprisingly for a genre film- was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Film Editing, Visual Effects and Adapted Screenplay.

While Blomkamp has not released a feature since 2013’s Chappie, he has been attached to several high-profile franchise pictures including the legacy sequels Alien 5 and RoboCop Returns. He dropped out of both projects. Blomkamp recently shot a horror film during the COVID-19 pandemic which is titled Demonic and will debut in March at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.

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