Neill Blomkamp's District 9 Finally Gets a Real Poster
Sony has debuted the official poster for Neill Blomkamp's District 9, which you've probably heard about quite a bit recently (or seen the trailer). This new poster isn't so subtle in its introduction of the aliens, but at least they don't show what they really look like. Last year the viral teaser poster was plastered all over Comic-Con and was our first real hint at what was to come. I'm actually not too fond of this poster at first glance, I guess because it's a bit too bland and that shooting silhouette is a bit cheesy for my tastes. But I guess this is how they're selling a movie that has no big names (except for Peter Jackson) to audiences.
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
ok so this is a corny poster for what seems to be a badass movie. just saying.
LatriceShannel on May 7, 2009
I dont understand anything about this movie so far...i hope they explain it a little more.
tankmaster on May 7, 2009
Looks awesome. Wtf Alex?
Sci-Fi Fan! on May 7, 2009
yeah, this is weak. Hopefully they come up with some better visualization for the next poster. I mean, the trailer ought to sell you but good posters are always appreciated.
Timothy on May 7, 2009
Looks like an ad for a tv show that you would find in a magazine.
Zso on May 7, 2009
I dont know if you guys seen this but im guessing this 6 min video is the early stages of this movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ1vHRs_EOs
Cherd Berd on May 7, 2009
if this poster is meant to give an idea of what the aditude and tone of the story then it should be pretty intense
lucky on May 7, 2009
I don't see how it could be much grittier: gravel, barbed wire, muted grey/black/brown colour scheme, bullet holes etc. It's pretty good.
Mister_Bubbles on May 8, 2009
This looks more like a SF-action-comedy in the vein of EVOLUTION than anything that kiss-ass i expected it to be after watching the trailer. They especialy should skip the lame alien mug-shot. This looks cheap and unintentional funny in a very bad way.
Sebastian Selig on May 8, 2009
What was first? The poster artwork or this very similar t-shirt? http://www.threadless.com/product/1739/Shoot_the_Baddies
4LOM on May 8, 2009
I looked over the base concept for this, but I still can't find it interesting even among the various elements put in it(aliens/futuristic/war) The human/alien interaction is the only variable in this that can make/ruin the movie. Oh and the poster is very lackluster and boring.
9001 on May 8, 2009
Cheap poster for an anticipated movie.
Fisherr on May 8, 2009
#7 dude seriously not trying to be an asshole but every time Alex puts something up about tthis movie it says at the bottom based on the film short "alive in joburg" and thats what your post is its blomkamps short. A lot of people have posted that thing like its new news or something we know what its based off of...sorry but it bothers me how many people in the D7 posts have said that exact same thing. But yeah that poster is very underwhelming considering the viral site and trailer
cody on May 9, 2009
Looks like a poster for a videogame... not exactly representing the raw and gritty, doco style of the short and what the film appears to be like...
Bogart on May 10, 2009
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