Must Watch: Awesome New Full-Length District 9 Trailer!

July 8, 2009
Source: Yahoo

District 9 Trailer

Are you ready to see this? Sony has just debuted the latest full-length trailer for District 9, the new movie about aliens in South Africa from director Neill Blomkamp. Everyone saw the teaser trailer for this in front of Wolverine, but this new trailer really ups the ante. We finally get to see more of the story and the real intentions of MNU, the government corporation that's attempting to control the aliens. But what's going on with Wikus? So this may exactly not be the next Cloverfield, but it still looks incredible. It's so refreshing to see an original story with some great effects and a whole heap of unknown actors. I can't wait to see this!

Watch the latest full trailer for Neill Blomkamp's District 9:

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You can also watch the full trailer for District 9 in High Definition on Yahoo

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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  • Ryan
    This looks fooking awesome.
  • Robbie
    Wicked! Love it!
  • Chris
    well...I think I'm sold. Can't wait for this.
  • zedzero
    looks awesome!
  • Rigo
    awesome trailer.. 2 things: hopefully they show how they can communicate to the aliens and watchin the trailer again, they should have cut down on the fade in/out shots
  • Steven
    Still looks really really awesome but I really liked the feel of the teaser. Now it looks way more sci-fi action filmish; I really liked the documentary feel from the original teaser trailer.
  • Now that's a film I can get behind. Hit me a lot harder than the teaser.
  • Farris
    Wow. Teaser was better though.
  • cyn
    pretty exciting! Acting looks great.
  • el duderino
    All right, that looks great. The teaser wasn't so hot, but this looks very, very cool. Really like the genre mix - scifi/action/documentary. I'll be there opening night.
  • This shit looks insane. Can't wait for this film.
  • Spider
    Damn! This does look good. I also thought the teaser was intriguing and I like the serious tone! I'm there! :)
  • grumpler
    Black Hawk Down in alien slums...hoo-ah sir!!!
  • PinkSushi
    not that amazing to be honest
  • Tommy Villarreal
    It's GreaaaaaaaTTTT!!!!
  • wrongturn687
    Holy sh*t that was awesome and not only will we be getting a gritty sci-fi film, but a potentially kickass action sci-fi film. That mech suit was really badass, but I wonder if there is som kind of new trend in Hollywood with these things since James Cameron's new flick Avatar also has mech suits. Are they making a comback ?
  • Oblong
  • Bo
    I'm speechless, that was amazing
  • mcgruff
    just wondering- is weta doing the effects? because nobody else could make such awesome freaking effects for a lowish budget yet epic scifi flick
  • Felix
    Big robots and Mechs are in in hollywood tbh. (Transformers, Terminator, Avatar, this, probably atleast three more) Damn nice trailer, seems like a really good movie that's well worth watching.
  • Cold Cut Combo
    I'll pay ten dollars
  • jhon
    i dont get the story
  • jasonmd2020
    Most promising looking scifi film in a while, and it comes from South Africa! Somewhere in Hollywood, a giant fork is sticking up: It's done.
  • tankmaster
    Honestly when i first saw trailers for it i thought it would be stupid but now it looks pretty cool.
  • Nick Sears
  • Tony
    wow! i was alittle iffy when i saw the teaser but this looks awesome! Its going on my to see list.
  • Maxx
    Hey McGruff it is WETA workshop doing it. You think Peter Jackson wouldnt bring them along? lol Another great film they did that didnt get the recognition it deserves is The Host back in 2006. One of the best monster movies in a long while. I am so psyched for this film. I love the short film and I love this directors attitude that comes off in his work. Should be one of the gems this summer since I have been left disappointed so far...
  • Chris W
    must...purchase tickets....ASAP!
  • dan
    this looks outstanding! and for the record..........alex,i don't want this to be ANYTHING like cloverfield. that movie was one of the worst i've ever seen.
  • Daniel
    OMG, can't this come out today?!
  • James
    Looks great. I hope this gets Halo financed.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    O.O ...woah. That's all.
  • Clover
    I called it first....1 1/2 years ago! Sleeper hit of 2009!!!!!
  • big r
    This movie looks fukin awesome!!!
  • muggins
    ok it was good except for the bug spray scene. that was crap acting
    Yeah if you have ever seen Alive in Joburg that's definitely nothing like all. Not your typical monster movie. More like City of God type feel even in terms of the cultures or Half Life 2
  • SLee
    DAMN, that was impressive. Can't wait.
  • Moviegimp
    That is epic! This one will live up to the hype. I love how this looks like a documentary. Effects are incredible. I think this film might be a new standard, hope so anyway. I glad Peter Jackson is involved so this gets wide release instead of being some cool film I don't get to see in theaters. Can't wait.
  • jonny hughes
  • Icarus
    That was fucking AWESOME. Cannot wait.
  • Dave
  • jonny hughes
    Well….I guess I am…..waiting….. (sad face)…..but it’s with such discontent….. How can one wait contently?
  • DoomCanoe
  • Dave
    Don't wait, see what I care. Me, I'm waiting.
  • David Banner
    wow, can't wait :)
  • Rich
    I want to see this NOW! But I understand that I must wait. But to wait contentedly...NEVER! I will wait with anger and only be content after seeing this movie.
  • jonny hughes
    I agree, in spades, with what rich #48 has to say about this waiting business. Now dave #46 and his waiting game makes me sick and he needs to get the hell off of this thread, who’s with me????
  • Nick B.
    Looks badass. Probably the only movie that Ive been exciting about that won't be, well, adequate, but certainly much more... Philly is covered in the "warning posters" shown in the trailer. Most of the bus stops, benches, buildings...its pretty sweet...although I'm assuming most cities are like this? What's even better is the confusion of people trying to decipher them.
  • I would have went to see this based on the teasers alone, but they amped it up a lot in that new trailer. I found it quite confusing, but that wasn't a bad thing, I still don't fully know what is going to happen in the film, but now I have a better idea. Also it flipped the idea that the aliens were leaching off Earth, but really they were being kept against their will so that their weapons could be exploited.
  • blue & orange ny
    damnnnnn off the meat rack kid.....nice
  • Matt Suhu
    WOW...this looks awesome!
  • UN-be-fucking-lievable!!!!!
  • Dave
    Anticipating the drama, seeing a cool preview here and there... dare I say it... WAITING is fun! It builds tension, it makes for a darn good movie too! Imagine this: "Opening credits... ROSEBUD IS HIS SLED"! Thats a heck of a movie!!! NOT!!!! To wait, to have patience and let life unfold. That is the theater experience. And that for me is what District 9 is all about! Wait we must.
  • He tries so hard…
    Screw Cameron and his mechs!!! This is freakin' awesome! I've been looking forward to this for awhile.
  • Count me in.
  • the dude
    And they passed this dude up to do Halo...I'm sure he'll be approached very soon for taking the job back on...this looks sick
  • Rich
    Sit on "Anticipating the drama" and spin.
  • Kevin
    "This might not exactly be the next Cloverfield"? Christ, I hope not...that movie sucked balls. This on the other hand looks AWESOME!!!
  • i CAME!!!
  • Angry Chief
    I just keep getting more and more excited for this movie.
  • RaTcHeT7
    Is Halo next??
  • Brandon
    Looks so intense!!!!! I will definitely see this.
  • James
    Looks amazing! Can't wait.
  • Wylles
    Awesome. INsane. Incredible. Instant District 9 Fan.
  • RPH
    It Caught A Fuckin Rocket! I LOVE THIS MOVIE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NeoSlyfer
  • Mark
    Hmm that's a lot more than I was expecting. Nice.
  • SkyNet
    I love what they've done with the final trailer. They introduce the sinister side of the aliens, Also they show off some of the badass machinery / weapons. Something the previous trailers have not. So they did an excellent job of making the viewer want to watch it even more
  • Major Kusanagi
    finally something to look forward to. looks amazing!
  • pimpin' the gimp
    STOP CALLING THIS THE NEXT "CLOVERFIELD"!!! This is going to be great...CLOVERFIELD was the worst stinking, steaming piece of shit to come out this millenium...dont trash a brilliant film effort by comparing it to anything from that f*&^ing hack JJ some respect...
  • Brandon
    Off the f'n chain!!
  • Cody
  • Cody
    Yeah if people werent sold on the teaser....this definitely does it.
  • JimD
    Holy crap can this be the Terminator, Transformers disappointment savior? I say yes.
  • Lazarus from Sparta
    OMG!!!!!! Das shizer has hit the fan!!!!!! This will be EPIC!!!!!!!!!
  • nate
    Not going to miss this!
  • sojourner
    Mother F*&*er THAT SHIT IS AWESOME.... I think I need to change my pants now.... I can't wait.
  • anon--
    I dont know about weta, but i know that that Image Engine in Vancouver is doing a lot of work on this (they apparently had a ton of shots including a lot of the creature stuff - don`t know if that includes mechas) and Blomkamp has a big Vancouver connection - i believe he`s a VFS alumni and he did the short this is based on at the Embassy here in Van as well...
  • TediusTed
    Yep, Im laying down some ca$hola for this one!
  • mrmr
  • werdnafaz
    fook me!
  • cpr
    Looks fuckin awesome!!
  • Greedo
    I almost felt it gave away too much. I'd rather the spray thing been left out, but whatever. Still wish I had seen less of it, but the way trailers go, you're only gonna see more.
  • luke
    lol? well..from what i gathered, aliens WANT to get the feck out of earth, and HUMANS don't want them to leave? WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO KEEP ALIENS ON EARTH?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does this have a fail plot just like transformers 2?!
  • robot-9
    @84 lolz mayb they want to breed wid the aliens
  • Trey
    damn I just came in my pants...whoops
  • Cody
    @84 Did you ever think about technology?...umm the obvious one its a new species and we want to know more. Weapons, space travel, etc....Im sure I could think of more. Did you even think before you typed that question?
  • Sabes
  • Noog
    ... and I jizzed in my pants.
  • zetsu
    that looks fucking great,i just messed myself 3 different ways.
  • Trey
    lol @ # I dont think he did think before he typed
  • zubzwank
    Wayyyy back-#20-Iron Man is essentially a recently-popularized-by-Hollywood mech suit, too Trailer looks great! I just hope it doesn't get too "earthbound" meaning lots of explosions, car chases and gunfire. They should focus on the aliens' "alieninity."
  • cine_phil
    Nice trailer! Definitively an improvement compared to the teaser trailer.
  • Nikhil Hariharan
    Wow, this trailer just changed how the movie was first presented looks so much more cinematic and badass. And the special effects on the huge mother ship and other scenes have changed for the better!
  • Todd
    Wow, this looks like what Transformers COULD have been.
  • chrisUK
    one word: holyshitcouldbebestscifimovieinforever!
  • Fisherr
    The teaser was nothing compared to the TRAILER.....Watching this one for sure
  • Dresden
    I definitely preferred the version of the film as it was depicted in the teaser. The film looks really interesting.. but.. i feel cheated.
  • jaxxx
    Just two words: HOLY SHIT !!!
  • Ezza
    I think this movie will surprise a lot of people this year. It hasn't had the advertising like Terminator Salvation, Transformers, Star Trek etc. But this preview is building my excitement for D9.
  • Matt
    this just looks....effing amazing!
  • Agree with #5, fade in/fade out shots are slightly annoying. Anyway it looks cool, I am sold!
  • chowyungfat
    to clarify, vfx by: Image Engine The Embassy Weta Digital pratical fx/props: Weta Worksop
  • box3r
    Now this looks freaking hot :p Oh, can't wait to see thisone.
  • lando
    this looks great! (I hope it doesnt have transforming mtv chicks with spiked tongue/tails!)
  • Malcolm
    God, I hate that accent! Really, how can you take a grown man who sounds like that, seriously? As for the Space Kaffirs, bring it on!!!
  • Not as good as Shove It, by the Telltale Twins
  • E
    I dunno. As a South African I have been disappointed by every movie which had anything remotely connected with or featuring South Africa. Will reserve judgment though till I've seen it.
  • dave13
    holy crap this looks amazing!
  • anesteta
    jestem pod wra?eniem tej obcej formy...i ?e oddych naszym tlenem... ju? nie mog? sie doczeka? premiery...i pewnie gdy zabior? ?on? to zacznie si? rozwi?zanie,bo jako? termin wypada a film zrobi taaakie wra?enie... JEDWABI?CIE!!!
  • Reg Sum
    ... I looked at most of the previews on youtube and S-H-I-E-E-E-T this sci-fi movie looks like it's gonna KICK ASS - BIG TIME !!! Makes "Transformers" look like "Romper Room"... . Saved the best trailer for you at this link: Seems like an excellent tho' exceptionally demanding premise of aiming for social equality with a race of extraterrestials that look like a cross between "cockroaches and toasters", especially when set in the post-apartheid, race-torn country of South Africa. Filmed in a gritty, social-documentary style of realism, the unsavoury, repugnant appearance of these creatures makes xenophobia more than completely understandable. The Shanty-Town Shit-Hole "Concentration Camp" that they appear to be confined to conjures memories of Jimmy Cliff's Shanty-Town Jamaica fused with Auschewitz. Don't know if you recall way back in the post mid-60's when some black writer in the States suggested in a novel he had just released that a concentration camp might well have been in the works for blacks had the racial tensions in the States gotten further out of control. Don't recall the writer's name --no, not Baldwin or Wright or other household big name-- but this outlandish, horrific concept got some media airplay and discussion up here in Kanader on CBC at the time. Understandably, this is a far cry of a concept from housing aliens from outer space but nonetheless similarly chilling to contemplate...
  • pearson
    Somebody said the acting is bad in spray scene. Agree. The trailer has even more campy elements. Somebody said this is serious film. Doubt that, the whole premise of apartheid between aliens and humans in South Africa is a comedy to start with. And the director is a fan of Robocop. Anyway, it is must look of course are looks like its gonna be something original.
  • this movie looks wicked, can't wait
  • luden
    It reminds me of half life, yeah, I'm sold.
  • Ariel
    B to the mother fuckin' A!
  • KU
    I put together my own trailer for the movie using some footage I found and an original song. District 9 "Freedom" Trailer
  • the
    thank god this isnt set in USA like everything else. looks rly good, cant wait to see
  • Scott
    #118 it kinda is in the's in San Diego. So I heard.....
  • ken
    the sounds alone remind me of the aliens crafts making their amazing sounds in Speilberg's WOW (which, needless to say, no matter how many people panned it, I thought was absolutely remarkable) THIS LOOKS SO intense.....down with the naysayers, go get ready for your spidy 7 and green worm err lantern
  • This guy's my second cousin... Its the first time I've heard about this..... Im blown away.. I live in Johannesburg... This is so so so cool!
  • I guess this movie is going to be Kik a$$.. i watched trailer on youtube, it rocks. Thx for another trailer
  • amd
    this is one of the best movies ive ever seen. whoever said "this may not be as good as the next cloverfield"... what what what!? Cloverfield doesn't even come close to this. Sorry JJ Abrams.




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