District 9 – Wikipedia

2009 science fiction film by Neill Blomkamp
Not Khủng be confused with Section 9

District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action film directed by Neill Blomkamp in his feature film debut, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States, and South Africa. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James, and was adapted from Blomkamp’s 2006 short film Alive in Joburg.

The film is partially presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras. The story, which explores themes of humanity, xenophobia and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa. When a population of sick and malnourished insectoid aliens is discovered on the ship, the South African government confines them to an internment camp called District 9. Twenty years later, during the government’s relocation of the aliens to another camp, one of the confined aliens named Christopher Johnson, who is about to try to escape from Earth with his son and return home, crosses paths with a bureaucrat named Wikus van de Merwe leading the relocation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events in Cape Town’s District Six, during the apartheid era.

A viral marketing campaign for the film began in 2008 at San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer debuted in July 2009. District 9 was released by TriStar Pictures on 14 August 2009, in North America and became a financial success, earning over $210 million at the box office. It also received acclaim from critics, with some calling it one of the best science fiction films of the 2000s, and garnered numerous awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.[6]

Plot[edit]

In an alternate 1982, a giant extraterrestrial spaceship arrives on Earth & hovers kết thúc the South African đô thị of Johannesburg. After three months of inactivity, human investigators find end one million malnourished aliens ( called ” prawns ” ) inside, và the South African government relocates them lớn a terrestrial camp called Fantasy Island 2023 Film Locations
9. However, end the years, it has turned into a slum, & locals from Earth often complain that the aliens are filthy, ignorant lawbreakers who bleed resources from humans .28 years later, in 2010, following unrest between the aliens & locals, the government hires Multinational United ( MNU ), a huge weapons manufacturer, mập relocate the aliens Khủng a hot nhất camp outside the đô thị. Piet Smit, an MNU executive, appoints MNU employee & his son-in-law Wikus van de Merwe phệ lead the relocation. Meanwhile, three aliens, Christopher Johnson, his young son CJ, and Christopher’s friend Paul, tìm kiếm a District 9 garbage dump for alien fuel in Prawn technology, which Christopher has had them spend the last twenty years synthesizing enough of mập enact his kế hoạch. They finally finish in Paul’s shack, but when Wikus comes béo the shack bự serve Paul a relocation notice, Wikus finds the hidden container with the fuel & accidentally sprays some of it in his face while confiscating it. Paul is killed by Koobus Venter, a cruel leader of the MNU mercenaries .Wikus begins mutating into a Prawn, starting with his left hand, which was injured after the fuel exposure & wrapped in bandages & put in a cast. After playing lao dốc his symptoms ( vomiting, nosebleed, headache, và fingernail loss ), he passes out during a tiệc nhỏ celebrating his promotion. He is taken bự a hospital, where his left hand is now discovered mập have become a prawn claw, và transferred béo the MNU lab, where researchers perform brutal experiments. They find out his chimeric DNA grants him the ability bự operate Prawn weaponry, which only works with the aliens ‘ biology. Wanting lớn capture this human / alien hybrid before Wikus fully transforms, Smit orders Wikus’s body toàn thân lớn be vivisected và harvested for its properties. Wikus overpowers the lab personnel và escapes. While Koobus Venter’s forces hunt for him, a smear story is broadcast on television, one that reaches Tania, Wikus ‘ wife and Smit’s daughter, claiming Wikus is a wanted fugitive who has contracted a contagious disease from copulating with aliens .Wikus takes refuge in District 9, accidentally finding Christopher & the mother spaceship’s concealed command module dropship underneath his slumhouse. Christopher explains lớn Wikus that the confiscated fuel is crucial mập his kế hoạch of reactivating the dropship. If he can get them in the dropship mập the mothership, he can cure Wikus và reverse his physical transformation. Wikus attempts mập acquire weapons from the District 9 Nigerian arms dealer Obesandjo, who wants Khủng eat Wikus’s alien arm because he believes it will grant him alien abilities. Wikus, however, seizes an alien weapon và, able bự use it, escapes with a collection of weapons he & Christopher can use béo attempt the retrieval of the alien fuel .Wikus & Christopher then force their way through MNU béo the lab và retrieve the fuel. However, after seeing the barbaric experiments MNU has performed on his people in the lab ( including a dissected Paul ), Christopher tells Wikus he must return home page as fast as possible for help & cannot undo Wikus ‘ mutation until he returns in three years, due Khủng the limited supply of the fuel. Enraged, Wikus knocks Christopher xuống dốc và attempts bự fly the dropship module Khủng the mothership himself, but Koobus Venter’s forces shoot it lao dốc. Venter captures Wikus & Christopher, but Obesandjo’s gang ambushes the MNU convoy, seizes Wikus, và brings him phệ Obesandjo, who prepares phệ chop off Wikus ‘ prawn arm .Meanwhile, remaining hidden in the dropship, CJ remotely activates the mothership & a large mechanized battle suit located in Obesandjo’s base. The suit guns xuống dốc the Nigerians, và Wikus enters the suit & rescues Christopher from the mercenaries. Heading Khủng the dropship, the two come under heavy human weapons fire, and Wikus stays behind lớn fend off the mercenaries, buying giây phút for Christopher, who promises lớn return after three years và heal Wikus, phệ leave. After all of the other mercenaries are killed, Venter finally cripples the suit và is about béo execute Wikus when slum aliens attack & dismember him alive. Christopher makes it into the dropship with CJ, và the dropship is levitated via a tractor beam back into the mothership, which Christopher then uses mập leave Earth .Humanity is left béo speculate whether or not Christopher will return lớn take all the remaining aliens back mập their home page world, or whether he will return béo declare war on Earth. MNU’s experiments on the alien population are exposed by Wikus ‘ former trainee Fundiswa, who is awaiting trial for exposing the programme, và the aliens are moved bự the mới ra camp, named District 10. Tania finds a metal flower on her doorstep, giving her hope that Wikus is still alive, và a now fully-transformed Wikus is shown in a junkyard crafting the flower for his wife .

Cast[edit]

Veteran South African actor David James portrayed Koobus Venter

Themes[edit]

Like Alive in Joburg, the short film on which the feature film is based, the setting of District 9 is inspired by historical events during the apartheid era, particularly alluding to District Six, an inner-city residential area in Cape Town, declared a “whites only” area by the government in 1966, with 60,000 people forcibly removed to Cape Flats, 25 km (16 miles) away.[9] The film also refers to contemporary evictions and forced removals to suburban ghettos in post-apartheid South Africa, as well as the resistance of its residents.[10][11] This includes the high-profile attempted forced removal of the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town to temporary relocation areas in Delft, plus evictions in the shack settlement Chiawelo, where the film was actually shot.[8] Blikkiesdorp, a temporary relocation area in Cape Town, has also been compared with the District 9 camp, earning a front-page spread in the Daily Voice.[12][13]

Doctor Shohini Chauduri wrote that District 9 even echoes apartheid in its title, as it is reminiscent “of District 6 in Cape Town, declared a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act”. She also discusses how the wide shots used in District 9 strongly emphasize the idea of exclusion under apartheid. The separation of people and “prawns” into human and non-human zones mark South Africa’s social divisions.[14]

The film emphasizes the irony of Wikus and the impact of his experiences on his personality, which show him becoming more humane as he becomes less biologically human.[15] Chris Mikesell from the University of Hawaii newspaper Ka Leo writes that “Substitute ‘black,’ ‘Asian,’ ‘Mexican,’ ‘illegal,’ ‘Jew,’ ‘white,’ or any number of different labels for the word ‘prawn’ in this film and you will hear the hidden truth behind the dialogue”.[16]

Themes of racism & xenophobia are shown in the khung of speciesism. Used bự describe the aliens, the trái đất ” prawn ” is a reference Khủng the Parktown prawn, a king cricket species considered a pest in South Africa. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] Copley has said that the theme is not intended mập be the main focus of the work, but can work at a subconscious màn chơi even if it is not noticed. [ 19 ]

Duane Dudek of the Journal Sentinel wrote that “The result is an action film about xenophobia, in which all races of humans are united in their dislike and mistrust of an insect-like species”.[20]

Another underlying theme in District 9 is states’ reliance on multinational corporations (whose accountability is unclear and whose interests are not necessarily congruent with democratic principles) as a form of government-funded enforcement. As MNU represents the type of corporation which partners with governments, the negative portrayal of MNU in the film depicts the dangers of outsourcing militaries and bureaucracies to private contractors.[21][22]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Producer Peter Jackson planned to produce a film adaptation based on the Halo video game franchise with first-time director Neill Blomkamp. Due to a lack of financing, the Halo adaptation was placed on hold. Jackson and Blomkamp discussed pursuing alternative projects and eventually chose to produce and direct, respectively, District 9 featuring props and items originally made for the Halo film.[23] Blomkamp had previously directed commercials and short films, but District 9 was his first feature film. The director co-wrote the script with his wife, Terri Tatchell, and chose to film in South Africa, where he was born.[24][25]

In District 9, Tatchell and Blomkamp returned to the world explored in his short film Alive in Joburg, choosing characters, moments and concepts that they found interesting including the documentary-style filmmaking, staged interviews, alien designs, alien technology/mecha suits, and the parallels to racial conflict and segregation in South Africa, and fleshing out these elements for the feature film.[26]

QED International financed the negative cost. After the 2007 American Film Market, QED partnered with Sony’s TriStar Pictures for distribution in several territories. [ 27 ] [ 28 ]

Filming[edit]

The film was shot on location in Chiawelo, Soweto, during a time of violent unrest in Alexandra (Gauteng) and other South African townships involving clashes between native South Africans and Africans born in other countries.[29] The location that portrays District 9 is itself a real impoverished neighbourhood from which people were being forcibly relocated to government-subsidised housing.[8] Several scenes were shot at the Ponte building.[30]

Filming for District 9 took place during the winter in Johannesburg. According to director Neill Blomkamp, during the winter season, Johannesburg “actually looks like Chernobyl”, a “nuclear apocalyptic wasteland”. Blomkamp wanted to capture the deserted, bleak atmosphere and environment, so he and the crew had to film during the months of June through July. The film took a total of 60 days of shooting. Filming in December raised another issue in that there was much more rain. Due to the rain, there was a lot of greenery to work with, which Blomkamp did not want. Blomkamp had to cut some of the vegetation in the scenery to portray the setting as desolate and dark.

The film features many weapons & vehicles produced by the South African arms industry, including the R5 và Vektor CR-21 assault rifles, Denel NTW-20 trăng tròn milimet anti-materiel rifle, Milkor BXP submachine gun, Casspir armoured personnel carrier, Ratel infantry fighting vehicle, Rooikat armoured fighting vehicle, Atlas Oryx helicopter & militarized Toyota Hilux ” technical ” pickup truck. [ 31 ] [ 32 ]

Blomkamp said no single film influenced District 9, but cited the 1980s “hardcore sci-fi/action” films such as Alien, Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Predator and RoboCop as subconscious influences. The director said, “I don’t know whether the film has that feeling or not for the audience, but I wanted it to have that harsh 1980s kind of vibe—I didn’t want it to feel glossy and slick.”[26]

Because of the amount of hand-held shooting required for the film, the producers and crew decided to shoot using the digital Red One 4K camera. Cinematographer Trent Opaloch used nine digital Red Ones owned by Peter Jackson for primary filming.[33] According to HD Magazine, District 9 was shot on RED One cameras using build 15, Cooke S4 primes and Angenieux zooms. The documentary-style and CCTV-style cam footage was shot on the Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM-HD. Additionally, the post-production team was warned that the most RED Camera footage they could handle a day was about an hour and a half. When that got to five hours a day additional resources were brought in, and 120 terabytes of data was filled.[34]

Visual effects[edit]

The aliens in District 9 were designed by Weta Workshop, and the design was executed by Image Engine.[citation needed]

Blomkamp wanted the aliens bự maintain both humane & barbaric features in the kiến thiết of the creatures. According mập Terri Tatchell, the director’s viết bài partner, ” They are not appealing, they are not xinh tươi, và they don’t tug at our heartstrings. He went for a scary, hard, warrior-looking alien, which is much more of a challenge. ” [ 35 ] The look of the alien, with its exoskeleton-crustacean hybrid và crab-like shells, was meant bự initially evoke a sense of disgust from viewers but as the story progresses, the audience was meant mập sympathize with these creatures who had such human-like emotions & characteristics. Blomkamp established criteria for the thiết kế of the aliens. He wanted the species phệ be insect-like but also bipedal. The director wanted the audience Khủng relate béo the aliens và said of the restriction on the creature kiến thiết, ” Unfortunately, they had Khủng be human-esque because our psychology doesn’t allow us lớn really empathize with something unless it has a face và an anthropomorphic shape. Like if you see something that’s four-legged, you think it’s a dog ; that’s just how we’re wired … If you make a film about an alien force, which is the oppressor or aggressor, & you don’t want bự empathize with them, you can go Khủng town. So creatively that’s what I wanted mập bởi but story-wise, I just couldn’t. ” [ 36 ]

Blomkamp originally sought to have Weta Digital design the creatures, but the company was busy with effects for Avatar. The director then decided to choose a Vancouver-based effects company because he anticipated making films there in the future and because British Columbia offered a tax credit. Blomkamp met with Image Engine and considered them “a bit of a gamble” since the company had not pursued a project as large as a feature film.[26] Aside from the aliens appearing on the operating table in the medical lab, all of them were created using CGI visual effects.[37]

Weta Digital designed the 21 ⁄ 2 – kilometre-diameter mothership [ 38 ] & the drop ship, while the exo-suit & the little pets were designed by The Embassy Visual Effects. Zoic Studios performed overflow 2 chiều work. [ 26 ] On-set live special effects were created by MXFX. [ 39 ] Some of the software used for the visual effects were Autodesk Softimage. [ 40 ]

Music[edit]

The music for District 9 was scored by Canadian composer Clinton Shorter, who spent three weeks preparing for the film. Director Neill Blomkamp wanted a “raw and dark” score, but one that maintained its South African roots. This was a challenge for Shorter, who found much of the South African music he worked with to be optimistic and joyful. Unable to get the African drums to sound dark and heavy, Shorter used a combination of taiko drums and synthesized instruments for the desired effects, with the core African elements of the score conveyed in the vocals and smaller percussion.[41] Both the score and soundtrack feature music and vocals from Kwaito artists.

Marketing[edit]

Sony Pictures launched a “Humans Only” marketing campaign to promote District 9. Sony’s marketing team designed its promotional material to emulate the segregational billboards that appear throughout the film.[36] Billboards, banners, posters, and stickers were thus designed with the theme in mind, and the material was spread across public places such as bus stops in various cities, including “humans only” signs in certain locations and providing toll-free numbers to report “non-human” activity.[42][43] This marketing strategy was designed to provoke reactions in its target audience (namely, sci-fi fans and people concerned with discrimination), hence the use of obviously fake segregational propaganda.[44]
According to Dwight Caines, Sony’s president of digital marketing, an estimated 33,000 phone calls were made to the toll-free numbers during a two-week period with 2,500 of them leaving voicemails with reports of alien sightings.[45] Promotional material was also presented at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, advertising the website D-9.com,[46] which had an application presented by the fictional Multi-National United (MNU). The website had a local alert system for Johannesburg (the film’s setting), news feeds, behavior recommendations, and rules and regulations. Other viral websites for the film were also launched, including an MNU website with a countdown timer for the film’s release,[47] an anti-MNU blog run by fictional alien character Christopher Johnson,[48] and an MNU-sponsored educational website.[49][50] An online game for District 9 has also been made where players can choose to be a human or an alien. Humans are MNU agents on patrol trying to arrest or kill aliens. Aliens try to avoid capture from MNU agents whilst searching for alien canisters.[51] This digital approach to marketing follows a rising trend among digital natives who develop marketing trends and techniques which are appropriate to the digital age, and is cost-efficient due to its reliance on social media and communications. This breaking down and circumvention of existing marketing structures follows postmodernist theory in cinema.[44][52]

WETA released in July 2010 Christopher Johnson and Son as sculptures. [ 53 ]According Khủng the American Humane Association, the film displays an unauthorized ” no animals were harmed ” kết thúc credit, which is a registered trademark of the nhóm. [ 54 ]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

District 9 grossed US$115.6 million from the United States and Canada, with a worldwide total of $210,819,611, against a production budget of US$30 million.[3] Documents from the Sony Pictures hack revealed the film turned a profit of $67 million.[55]

It opened in 3,048 theatres in Canada and the United States on 14 August 2009, and the film ranked first at the weekend box office with an opening gross of US$37.4 million. Among comparable science fiction films in the past, its opening attendance was slightly less than the 2008 film Cloverfield and the 1997 film Starship Troopers. The audience demographic for District 9 was 64 percent male and 57 percent people 25 years or older.[42] The film stood out as a summer film that generated strong business despite little-known casting.[56] Its opening success was attributed to the studio’s unusual marketing campaign. In the film’s second weekend, it dropped 49% in revenue while competing against the opening film Inglourious Basterds for the male audience, as Sony Pictures attributed the “good hold” to District 9‘s strong playability.[57]

The film enjoyed similar success in the UK with an opening gross of £ 2,288,378 showing at 447 cinemas. [ 58 ]

Critical response[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes gives District 9 an approval rating of 90% based on 314 reviews, with an average score of 7.80/10. The website’s consensus states, “Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic.”[59] On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has a score of 81 based on 36 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”.[60] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.[61]

Sara Vilkomerson of The New York Observer wrote, “District 9 is the most exciting science fiction movie to come along in ages; definitely the most thrilling film of the summer; and quite possibly the best film I’ve seen all year.”[62] Christy Lemire from the Associated Press was impressed by the plot and thematic content, claiming that “District 9 has the aesthetic trappings of science fiction but it’s really more of a character drama, an examination of how a man responds when he’s forced to confront his identity during extraordinary circumstances.”[63] Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum described it as “… madly original, cheekily political, [and] altogether exciting…”[64]

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three stars out of four and praised it for “giving us aliens to remind us not everyone who comes in a spaceship needs to be angelic, octopod or stainless steel”, but complained that “the third act is disappointing, involving standard shoot-out action. No attempt is made to resolve the situation, and if that’s a happy ending, I’ve seen happier. Despite its creativity, the film remains space opera and avoids the higher realms of science-fiction.”[65]

Josh Tyler of Cinema Blend says the film is unique in interpretation and execution, but considers it to be a knockoff of the 1988 film Alien Nation.[66]

IGN listed District 9 at No. 24 on a list of the Top 25 Sci-Fi Films of All Time.[67]

Political response[edit]

Nigeria’s Information Minister Dora Akunyili asked movie cinemas around the country phệ either ban the film or edit out specific references mập the country because of the film’s negative depiction of the Nigerian characters as criminals và cannibals. Letters of complaint were sent Khủng the producer & distributor of the film demanding an apology. She also said the gang leader Obesandjo is almost identical in spelling & pronunciation lớn the surname of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. [ 68 ] The film was later banned in Nigeria ; the Nigerian Film & Video Censors Board was asked phệ prevent cinemas from showing the film & also phệ confiscate it. [ 69 ]

Hakeem Kae-Kazim, a Nigerian-born British actor, also criticised the portrayal of Nigerians in the film,[70] telling the Beeld (an Afrikaans-language daily newspaper): “Africa is a beautiful place and the problems it does have can not be shown by such a small group of people.”[This quote needs a citation]

However, the Malawian actor Eugene Khumbanyiwa, who played Obesandjo, has stated that the Nigerians in the cast of District 9 were not perturbed by the portrayal of Nigerians in the film, and that the film should not be taken literally: “It’s a story, you know. It’s not like Nigerians do eat aliens. Aliens don’t even exist in the first place.”[71]

Teju Cole, a Nigerian-American writer, has commented that the “one-dimensionality of the Nigerian characters is striking,” even when taking into account that District 9 is meant to be a fable. He suggests two possible explanations for Blomkamp’s narrative choice: first, that it is meant to reflect anti-foreigner sentiment within South Africa, or second, that it simply represents an oversight on Blomkamp’s part.[72]

In 2013, the film was one of several discussed by David Sirota in Salon.com in an article concerning white savior narratives in film.[73]

Alexandra Heller Nicholas discusses Wikus’s self-identity in District 9 as problematic due to him being a white man and the hero of the film. Nicholas argues that a white saviour “disempowers the film’s allegory to apartheid that comments on the corruption of the South African government” as well as the discrimination black South Africans dealt with during and post-apartheid. Making Wikus the “white savior” backtracks from the main message of District 9 which is to show the audience the detrimental effects “of colonialism brought by the Western world”. Another point Nicholas makes is that District 9 is a “stereotypical White Saviour film”. She states that the plot is about a white man working for the government, who has roots “in South Africa’s apartheid culture”, involuntarily joining the “victims of apartheid”. In this case, instead of black people, it’s prawns.[74]

It has been argued [ 75 ] that Wikus’s grotesque transformation is indicative of the fact that ” While biological discourses of racial subhumanity might have been expunged from public knowledges in the postapartheid nation, contemporary South Africa continues mập be structured according béo the binary that undergirds such narratives. ” [ 76 ]

Accolades[edit]

District 9 was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2009 by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The film received four Academy Awards nominations for: Best Motion Picture of the Year (Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham), Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell), Best Achievement in Film Editing (Julian Clarke) and Best Achievement in Visual Effects (Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken); seven British Academy Film Awards nominations: Best Cinematography (Trent Opaloch), Best Screenplay – Adapted (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell), Best Editing (Julian Clarke), Best Production Design (Philip Ivey, Guy Potgieter), Best Sound (Brent Burge, Chris Ward, Dave Whitehead, Michael Hedges and Ken Saville), Best Special Visual Effects (Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken) and Best Director (Neill Blomkamp); five Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations: Best Makeup (Won), Best Screenplay, Adapted (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell), Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Action Movie; and one Golden Globe nomination: Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell).[77]

It is the fifth TriStar Pictures film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (the previous four were As Good as It Gets, Jerry Maguire, Bugsy and Places in the Heart). It won the 2009 Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.[78]

Release[edit]

District 9 was released by TriStar Pictures on 14 August 2009.

trang chủ truyền thông[edit]

The Blu-ray Disc and region 1 code widescreen edition of District 9 as well as the 2-disc special-edition version on DVD was released on 22 December 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc includes the documentary “The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log” and the special features “Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus”, “Innovation: Acting and Improvisation”, “Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9”, and “Alien Generation: Visual Effects”.[79]

The demo for the video game God of War III featured in the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo is also included with the Blu-ray release of District 9 playable on the Sony PlayStation 3.[80][81]

District 9 was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray on 13 October 2020.[82]

Future[edit]

On 1 August 2009, two weeks before District 9 was released to cinemas, Neill Blomkamp hinted that he intended to make a sequel if the film was successful enough. During an interview on the Rude Awakening 94.7 Highveld Stereo breakfast radio show, he alluded to it, saying “There probably will be.” Nevertheless, he revealed that his next project is unrelated to the District 9 universe.[83]
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Blomkamp stated that he was “totally” hoping for a follow-up: “I haven’t thought of a story yet but if people want to see another one, I’d love to do it.”[84]
Blomkamp has posed the possibility of the next movie in the series being a prequel.[85]
In an interview with Empire magazine posted on 28 April 2010, Sharlto Copley suggested that a follow-up, while very likely, would be about two years away, given his and Neill Blomkamp’s current commitments.[86]

In an interview with IGN in June 2013, Blomkamp said, “I really want to make a District 9 sequel. I genuinely do. The problem is I have a bunch of ideas and stuff that I want to make. I’m relatively new to this—I’m about to make my third film, and now the pattern that I’m starting to realise is very true is that you lock yourself into a film beyond the film you’re currently working on. But it just doesn’t work for me.” Referring to a potential sequel, Blomkamp said “[he] want[s] to make District 10 at some point”.[87]

On February 26, 2021, Neill Blomkamp revealed on his official Twitter that development was moving ahead on a script for a sequel, titled District 10, with Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell co-writing the screenplay with him.[88]

On August 19, 2022, Sharlto Copley said in an interview that District 10 is still in discussions; that both him and Blomkamp had written drafts for it, and that the film would probably have a chance once Blomkamp is done shooting Gran Turismo.[89]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^Despite the film being based on the short film, và the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizing the film as an adaptation of said short, the film itself chưa bao giờ mentions being based on it .

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