Check This Out: District 9's MNU Truck Found at Comic-Con
by Alex Billington
July 22, 2009
While walking back to my hotel earlier today in San Diego, I stumbled across this badass truck for MNU from District 9. There's no subliminal viral marketing - they slapped some huge District 9 stickers across this thing. I'm guessing this is an actual vehicle they used on the set and decided just to ship/bring it over to Comic-Con and Los Angeles for promotion. It's pretty awesome to see this thing in real life and it has a huge gun mounted on the top, too. I'm hoping they put that gun to use in the movie, but I haven't seen it yet. I've uploaded a little video of this that I shot with my iPhone so you can get a better look at it. Check this out.
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa suddenly find a "kindred spirit" in a government agent from MNU 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.
I want one o_O
Digital Metaphor on Jul 22, 2009
Im going out to get my badge and check out preview night. This is going to be one helluva weekend to those who can make it out. Looking forward to more of these types of things over the next few days.
Ken Masters on Jul 22, 2009
As one of the sites regular limey's I'd like to thank Alex for all of the work he is putting in to bring us all of the call stuff from comic con. Your coverage is unmatchable and without it I would be stuck here on the other side of the pond wondering what it is I should do.
link1983 on Jul 22, 2009
PinkSushi on Jul 22, 2009
they're really going all out for marketing on this one aren't they?
d1rEct on Jul 22, 2009
Peter jackson shall not pass..............................
SHANEDAV on Jul 22, 2009
That 'badass gun' would be the Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun... And yes, it is indeed badass.
nate on Jul 22, 2009
You guys...this stuff is getting outta hand. There was a Humans Only Bathroom sign with District 9 related things at my work. I mean wtf..?
Scott on Jul 22, 2009
Lol well no one will forget when the movie will come out at least...but that .50 on the top has been in every war movie in the last 20 years, not to kill your buzz or anything.
Cody on Jul 23, 2009
OK, this is wierd... I went to my parents house today (July 28) to pick up my kids and lo and behold THIS truck is sitting in their driveway!!! I guess they had some engine trouble and my cousin was called to fix it, but this is :40 mins from the convention center) I was shocked because i just saw it over the weekend at Comic-Con. I have pics of my kids climbing on it. Funny and strange. (and yes, it was used in the movie, the owner said). BTW, first time at CC, what a blast! San Diego needs to keep it here!!! -Joe
Joe on Jul 28, 2009
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