New Look at the District 9 Trailer with Subtitles and No Blur
I was hesitant about putting this up (because I don't want to ruin the experience), but after a second closer look at this trailer and some early responses via twitter, I knew I needed to run it. Earlier today, IMDb debuted the District 9 trailer, however their version was different from the trailer we posted last week. In the pivotal scene where the alien is being interrogated, the blur was mysteriously gone and the scene featured subtitles. The video has since been pulled from their site, which either means it was a sneaky viral or a screw up, because I'm now hearing different reactions, like "that alien looks incredibly emotive."
Re-watch the first teaser trailer for District 9:
For more info on this trailer, head over to the viral site: MNUSpreadsLies.com.
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.