Filmmaker Neil Blomkamp has taken to social media to substantiate that the sequel to his breakout 2009 sci-fi motion movie District 9 is in energetic improvement, and might be titled District 10. In a tweet, Blomkamp knowledgeable followers that “District 10 screenplay additionally being written by @sharlto @territatchell and I. Its coming…”. The 2 individuals Blomkamp references are none apart from District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Blomkamp’s spouse/collaborator Terri Tatchell, who’re additionally apparently concerned with screenwriting duties on the sequel. It is a massive step ahead, as District 10 – and actually all of Blomkamp’s movie initiatives – have appeared to linger in limbo the previous couple of years (see: Alien 5)
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) February 26, 2021
District 9 was a potent mixture of a sci-fi allegory about racial injustice (particularly relating to Blomkamp’s homeland of South Africa and its darkish Apartheid historical past), and an excellent showcase of Blomkamp’s signature photo-real visible results. It was the unique 2006 quick movie idea for District 9 (“Alive In Joburg”) that bought Blomkamp seen by Hollywood; Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson tried to place Blomkamp on the helm of his deliberate Halo online game film adaptation, however nobody would finance the movie with untested expertise like Blomkamp directing. As an alternative, Blomkamp used the pre-production designs and props for Halo to make the feature-length District 9 movie.
As viewers know, District 9 has been begging for a sequel – if not a complete franchise universe growth. The unique movie ends with Sharlto Copley’s bumbling bureaucrat character, Wikus van de Merwe, being totally remodeled from a human into one of many “Prawn” aliens which were quarantined in South Africa’s slums. In the meantime, Christopher, the alien father that Wikus helped escape from Earth, continues to be honor-bound to return and free the remainder of his individuals – and presumably declare battle on humanity for its savage cruelty. The remaining “Prawns” have been relocated to a brand new safe camp, referred to as (you guessed it) District 10.
A lot of the social metaphor explored in District 9 has since exploded into the cultural mainstream. 2020 alone noticed problems with race, wealth disparity, and healthcare issues associated to socio-economic components all develop into essential dialogue matters within the midst of a pandemic and civil unrest. In that sense, the world has mainly written District 10 for Blomkamp. A novel new illness that begins inside the Prawn group; a brutal killing of an alien by troopers sparking violent backlash… you see the place that is all probably headed…
District 10 is in improvement. No phrase on when it’s aiming for launch. Neil Blomkamp’s new sci-fi horror movie referred to as Demonic (or “Unlocked) is now on the lookout for distributors.