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.