More New District 9 Viral Posters and Banners Discovered
by Alex Billington
June 8, 2009
I'm back again with your weekly update on all things District 9. There's not much to report on this week, although I have it on good authority that we should be seeing something very exciting next week. However, I do want to feature this new bus shelter poster as seen below (via Trailer Addict). I've actually seen this on display around Los Angeles, in addition to some of the new banners seen beneath it, as Sony has been covering major cities with as much of this viral advertising as they can (and I like it so far). This is a cleaner version of the target found on the District 9 poster and I think it's a much more effective design by itself.
Click on any of the banners above to head over to IMPAwards where you can see a complete collection of all the various billboards, banners, bus shelters, and posters that Sony has made for District 9 so far.
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.
Reader Feedback - 20 Comments
I think this movie is going to be the next Independence Day.
A_well91 on Jun 8, 2009
its about damn time we had a good alien movie. One of my most anticipated movies.
Epic on Jun 8, 2009
mnk on Jun 8, 2009
While it's said that you can't jusdge book by its title or a movie by its name, I really dig the name. Sort of reminds me of like a top secret agency.
Comingsoon.net on Jun 8, 2009
I saw one the other day that said something like " Now Hiring, Non-humans need not apply" I almost shit myself.
RPH on Jun 8, 2009
Brilliant Ideas here. thanks for the post.
Dexter on Jun 8, 2009
Yeap this looks great.
Crapola on Jun 8, 2009
I am so looking forward to this movie. Going to be a great summer for sci-fi methinks.
discojellyfish on Jun 8, 2009
A sure winner by all means!
Atomic Popcorn on Jun 9, 2009
What's next week?!
Robbie on Jun 9, 2009
spaghetti western ?
PinkSushi on Jun 9, 2009
This is film is going to go Mad Max on us!!! these south african guys have made some interesting looking sh§t!
jan on Jun 9, 2009
xerxex on Jun 9, 2009
Why all the racism? Seriously can't we all just get along? Aliens have rights too you know! *gosh*
proudfoot on Jun 9, 2009
Bad shoots - they didnt hit the eyes and the place between the legs. 🙂 Bad cool poster...
Millus on Jun 9, 2009
this movie looks fucken stupid! i dont know what it is... it just eerks the shit outa me!
Ray on Jun 9, 2009
Theme song should be MIA's Paper Plane.
AprilCoolsDay on Jun 10, 2009
Is that because they lifted the spaceship in the trailer directly from Independence Day?
jordan on Jun 10, 2009
Question: If the movie takes place in South Africa why is the fine in Dollars instead of Rand?
zwandaba on Jun 10, 2009
Being from South Africa, you would think that the Apartheid-esque flavor would turn a lot of people off, especially with the Hollywood distributors.
Dan B on Jun 25, 2009
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