Check This Out: Official Website for District 9 Launched

June 10, 2009
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District 9 Website

Sony has launched an official website for the upcoming District 9. This site is not a part of the on-going viral, it's just designed to promote the movie itself. I'm featuring it not only as a way of keeping District 9 in the headlines, but because it's a gorgeous site. When you first launch it, it loads a beautiful panoramic view of the slums that can be rotated in 360°. There are also some photos and info that can be found on the site, but nothing else new (besides what you see above). If you're looking forward to this or just want to see what a beautiful official website should look like, then check it out - Bravo, Sony!

District 9

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.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Awesome! Can't wait. Hopefully D9 will do big business and they'll greenlight Halo.

real talk on Jun 10, 2009


Awesome agreed with number one. is halo movie live action? i think i remember reading CGI it needs to be live action lol

zach on Jun 10, 2009


The effects of this film look like a B-Movie. But I dont mean that in a negative way. I think it will help it because its more of an effect. Im sure it will do fairly well. Not Will Smith ID4 numbersm but will have decent numbers. A small cult following as well. Im looking forward to this.

Ken Masters on Jun 10, 2009


Just wait until you see the new trailer, you won't think the effects look B-movie anymore Ken. 🙂

Alex Billington on Jun 10, 2009


A friend of mine worked for many years with Neil during his advertising days in Cape Town. He also worked on this film, and he has seen 15 odd minutes of finished footage. He said it's like nothing you've ever seen before. Totally fresh take on an old sci-fi idea. Apparently the CGI is flawless. I can't wait.

D9Phan on Jun 11, 2009


That's funny. Blompkamp is from Canada.

real talk on Jun 11, 2009


No. He lives in Canada now. But he's originally from South Africa.

D9Phan on Jun 11, 2009


D9phan is right. Blompkamp is South African. He works out of Toronto.

T-6000 on Jun 11, 2009


What makes me excited about Neil Blomkamp is that he worked in visual effects for many years as a rotoscope artist. So he knows how to get things composited into frames properly. Plus, the documentary style of storytelling is not only compelling - it's realistic, unique and fresh. I think if this does well financially, he's going to be a director to keep an eye out for. Won't surprise me if he becomes the hottest helmer in Hollywood. Up there with Tel Toro, Berg, Scott and Nolan. Based off that trailer, and his short films, he's certainly got the chops. Kind of reminds me of a young Fincher. Not in style or tone - but Fincher kind of came up the same way. At the time people were uncertain of his style as it was so unique. After Se7en everybody realized the guy was a freak'n genius.

jebb on Jun 11, 2009


Great looking website. Great viral campaign. They seem to have spent a lot of money on all the websites they have up for this movie. Looking forward to District 9.

Phontosolo on Jun 11, 2009

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