Check This Out: District 9's MNU Truck Found at Comic-Con
by Alex Billington
July 22, 2009
While walking back to my hotel earlier today in San Diego, I stumbled across this badass truck for MNU from District 9. There's no subliminal viral marketing - they slapped some huge District 9 stickers across this thing. I'm guessing this is an actual vehicle they used on the set and decided just to ship/bring it over to Comic-Con and Los Angeles for promotion. It's pretty awesome to see this thing in real life and it has a huge gun mounted on the top, too. I'm hoping they put that gun to use in the movie, but I haven't seen it yet. I've uploaded a little video of this that I shot with my iPhone so you can get a better look at it. Check it out!
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa suddenly find a "kindred spirit" in a government agent from MNU 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.