Level 5 Alert - Non-Humans Have Escaped District 9!
by Alex Billington
June 24, 2009
Level 5 Alert! Stay in your homes and secure all doors and windows! District 9 residents are violent and unpredictable! An intense new viral video for District 9 has popped up on YouTube today. It sounds like things are going crazy in Johannesburg, because these alerts are showing up all over. As far as I can tell, this video is from the website D-9.com and plays instead of the normal introductory video when you visit. I'm only going to tell you that you definitely get a glimpse at some more new footage. Beyond that, it's up to you to explore more, as I think this viral for District 9 is definitely starting to ramp up. Check this 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.