Check These Out: Photos from Neill Blomkamp's District 9
Now this is how I like it - no big reveals, no name actors, everything is still a big mystery! Sony has officially released three photos from Neill Blomkamp's District 9 that I wanted to share today. I honestly hope they're the only three photos we see before this comes out in August, although I doubt that'll be the case. The first one, which we featured before, shows Sharlto Copley as Wikus, a Multi-National United agent who becomes infected by alien biotechnology. I really think Sony is doing a great job building up hype for this, I just hope they don't reveal too much as it gets closer. I love how mysterious it is, so keep it that way Sony!
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa suddenly find a "kindred spirit" in a government agent that is exposed to their mysterious biotechnology.
District 9 is both written and directed by first-timer Neill Blomkamp, a South African filmmaker who previously directed the awesome Halo: Arms Race shorts. The screenplay was co-written by Blomkamp and writing partner Terri Tatchell. This project is based on Blomkamp's short film Alive in Joburg, which can be seen online here. Sony will be bringing District 9 to theaters everywhere on August 14th this summer.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cant wait. FUCK! i need to go to sleep. still worth wooooin about tho
erik on May 20, 2009
werdnafaz on May 20, 2009
I don't know why everyone's calling it the "Halo" movie, just b/c Jackson is associated with it. This pics make it feel more reminiscent Half-Life. Nonetheless, I'm digging it!
Nick Sears on May 20, 2009
Geez... An original movie/story comes out, and everyone has to label as a pre-exsiting concept.... Whatever. Looks great. Finally, something new...
nate on May 20, 2009
I cant wait to see this flick!
Ronin on May 20, 2009
It's directed by the guy who was supposed to make the halo movie. But didn't.
Thasaltshaker on May 20, 2009
actually i believe the whole purpose of the movie is to show some of the companies out there like a Sony or Fox or Universal that this director can direct and make a alien type of movie (or Halo) into something unique and great. I bet you anything if this movie makes at least 50 million, you will hear Halo rumors again...
Don The Bon on May 20, 2009
I really hope this is movie achieves success.... Could be the stepping stone for a Halo Film.
zeldaprimed on May 20, 2009
Lol, those things look like mustaches =p
Robbie on May 20, 2009
I think it looks great...going to be THE most realistic film ever on the subject of "what if"...after all, it already has the general atttitude that we (humans) would take in an issue such as this...cant wait to see this...
moldybread on May 20, 2009
this looks badassssss
LatriceShannel on May 20, 2009
For some reason, the second photo made me laugh. I think it looks okay. Not some Cloverfield bull manure.
giraffic on May 20, 2009
Is this a pro illegal immigration movie? South Africa has had problems with illegal aliens from Zimbabwe, Somalia, and other African countries. Many of the illegal aliens will work for less than the native black South Africans. There has been violent attacks by black South Africans against the foreigners. Of course, Neill Blomkamp doesn't have to compete for low paying jobs with those foreign workers. It must be great to be a relatively wealthy film director, who doesn't have to worry about being displaced by cheaper labor.
deeznuts on May 21, 2009
Yeah I do hope they keep the spoilers down. Sometimes they reveal too much. I just hope there is a bit more to the story then this being symbolic of apartheid for aliens.
JimD on May 21, 2009
I love the fact this is becoming a film, well mint. Will the robot police be included or the bizarre clunky alien suits that looked like two dish washers taped together. The mind boggles!
Devon on May 21, 2009
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