‘District 9’ sequel ‘is coming’ says writer and director Neill Blomkamp

Writer and director Neill Blomkamp has mentioned {that a} sequel to his directorial debut, the epic, gritty sci-fi “District 9,” is on its way. He revealed that he writing companions Terri Tatchell — who co-wrote the film — and Sharlto Copley, who starred in it, are within the means of writing the screenplay for “District 10.”

“District 10 screenplay also being written by @sharlto (Sharlto Copley) @territachell (Terri Tatchell) and I. Its [sic] coming…” Blomkamp said in a recent tweet.

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Blomkamp wrote “District 9” based mostly on rising up in South Africa throughout apartheid. It acquired 4 Academy Award nominations, together with greatest image and authentic screenplay for Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. 

It tells the story — in a documentary-like format — of a large spacecraft, stuffed with extraterrestrial refugees, that seems over Johannesburg, South Africa and the helpless aliens are pressured to reside in slum-like situations on Earth. It’s an apparent commentary on the sociopolitical local weather of the time — and the place — nevertheless it packs a mighty punch, along with some imaginative and surprising plot twists and phenomenal performances, primarily by Copley. If you have not watched it but, go and accomplish that, instantly. 

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The prospect of a sequel opens up all types of attention-grabbing prospects. There was just one ship to start with, however you’d forgive the aliens (who’re known as ‘prawns’ in a derogatory method) in the event that they got here return to Earth with an axe to grind over how they’d been handled.

Lest we neglect, Blomkamp additionally gave us “Elysium” and whereas it is not fairly as epic as “District 9,” it is nonetheless fairly rattling good. Heck, even “Chappie” is pleasing in it is personal way.

In a 2017 Reddit AMA, Blomkamp defined why a sequel hadn’t but been introduced, however left the door open for the likelihood.

“Ok, so with ‘District 10’ the basic answer is yes,” he replied to the AMA’s most upvoted query. “I want to go back to that world and tell rest of the story with Wikus and Christopher. The issue right now is that I have many other projects and ideas that I also want to work on and complete … and most importantly, the exact right REASON to make District 10 needs be very clear. The first film was based so explicitly on real themes and topics from South Africa that effected [sic] me greatly growing up there, that we need to make sure the next film does not forget that.”

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