No District 9 Sequel Until Jackson & Blomkamp Are Ready
Isn't weird that even though a movie makes lots of money and is considered a huge success, no one wants to see a sequel. And yet movies that barely make any money somehow get sequels that no one wants (e.g. Ghost Rider)? Well, the good news is that we probably won't see a District 9 sequel for a few years. That's good because I don't want a sequel to be rushed into production. But it's also bad because I'd actually like to see them make District 10 at some point. Over on Deadline Hollywood, Nikki Finke has a new update saying, basically, that Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson won't come back unless (or until) they figure out a story.
But those close to producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp say only it may happen "at some point" when the duo "figure out what the story is and organize their respective schedules". (Peter is booked, and Neil is very much in demand now.)
I'm very relieved to hear that's the case. I was so happy to hear that J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves wouldn't be making a Cloverfield sequel unless it could live up to the original, both in story and concept. And I have a feeling that's exactly what's going on with Jackson and Blomkamp. I'd really like to see a sequel, because I loved the story and the movie and there's obviously more to it, but I don't want to see them make one unless they really believe they should. With District 9 crossing $200 million worldwide this weekend, Sony is obviously pushing hard for a sequel, but Jackson and Blomkamp are pushing back until the time is right.