Whoa! Neill Blomkamp Has 18-Page Treatment Written for 'District 10'
Ever since the release of the Best Picture nominated sci-fi film District 9 four years ago, there have been rumblings and talks of a prequel or sequel. Now it sounds like director Neill Blomkamp (who has Elysium hitting theaters next month) has been working to at least get a story together. Wired recently did a piece on the filmmaker, and The Playlist noticed a little nugget saying that Blomkamp and his wife and collaborator Terri Tatchell have written an 18-page treatment for a sequel appropriately called District 10. However, that doesn't mean fans should count on seeing the sequel hitting theaters anytime soon. Read on!
In the article, Blomkamp doesn't divulge any details except to say that the story is "really fucking cool," but it's not a project he's ready to commit to fully just yet. He anticipates plenty of other original ideas that he might want to try out first. After all, this is the director who turned down a chance to direct Star Wars: Episode VII in favor of more original pursuits. The Wired article even points out, "He turned down the possibility of working on a new Star Wars movie after the subject was 'gingerly' broached by Elysium producer and close friend Simon Kinberg, who’s deeply involved in the revitalized franchise.
While we may not be able to count on District 10 coming sometime in the next few years, Blomkamp is busy prepping his sci-fi comedy Chappie. The film is based on the director's short film Terta Vaal, which acts as an advertisement for a force of robots used to help police and develop slum nations around the world. District 9 and Elysium star Sharlto Copley is already on board to star with Dev Patel recently surfacing as a human lead. Copley is playing one of the police robots patrolling the rundown towns while Patel would play a young man living in one of the third world nations. We're certainly eager to hear more.