Must Watch: Awesome New Full-Length District 9 Trailer!

July 8, 2009
Source: Yahoo

District 9 Trailer

Are you ready to see this? Sony has just debuted the latest full-length trailer for District 9, the new movie about aliens in South Africa from director Neill Blomkamp. Everyone saw the teaser trailer for this in front of Wolverine, but this new trailer really ups the ante. We finally get to see more of the story and the real intentions of MNU, the government corporation that's attempting to control the aliens. But what's going on with Wikus? So this may exactly not be the next Cloverfield, but it still looks incredible. It's so refreshing to see an original story with some great effects and a whole heap of unknown actors. I can't wait to see this!

Watch the latest full trailer for Neill Blomkamp's District 9:

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You can also watch the full trailer for District 9 in High Definition on Yahoo

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.

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This looks fooking awesome.

Ryan on Jul 8, 2009


Wicked! Love it!

Robbie on Jul 8, 2009


well...I think I'm sold. Can't wait for this.

Chris on Jul 8, 2009


looks awesome!

zedzero on Jul 8, 2009


awesome trailer.. 2 things: hopefully they show how they can communicate to the aliens and watchin the trailer again, they should have cut down on the fade in/out shots

Rigo on Jul 8, 2009


Still looks really really awesome but I really liked the feel of the teaser. Now it looks way more sci-fi action filmish; I really liked the documentary feel from the original teaser trailer.

Steven on Jul 8, 2009


Now that's a film I can get behind. Hit me a lot harder than the teaser.

Brandon Lee Tenney on Jul 8, 2009


Wow. Teaser was better though.

Farris on Jul 8, 2009


pretty exciting! Acting looks great.

cyn on Jul 8, 2009


All right, that looks great. The teaser wasn't so hot, but this looks very, very cool. Really like the genre mix - scifi/action/documentary. I'll be there opening night.

el duderino on Jul 8, 2009


This shit looks insane. Can't wait for this film.

David from MovieViral on Jul 8, 2009


Damn! This does look good. I also thought the teaser was intriguing and I like the serious tone! I'm there! 🙂

Spider on Jul 8, 2009


Black Hawk Down in alien slums...hoo-ah sir!!!

grumpler on Jul 8, 2009


not that amazing to be honest

PinkSushi on Jul 8, 2009


It's GreaaaaaaaTTTT!!!!

Tommy Villarreal on Jul 8, 2009


Holy sh*t that was awesome and not only will we be getting a gritty sci-fi film, but a potentially kickass action sci-fi film. That mech suit was really badass, but I wonder if there is som kind of new trend in Hollywood with these things since James Cameron's new flick Avatar also has mech suits. Are they making a comback ?

wrongturn687 on Jul 8, 2009



Oblong on Jul 8, 2009


I'm speechless, that was amazing

Bo on Jul 8, 2009


just wondering- is weta doing the effects? because nobody else could make such awesome freaking effects for a lowish budget yet epic scifi flick

mcgruff on Jul 8, 2009


Big robots and Mechs are in in hollywood tbh. (Transformers, Terminator, Avatar, this, probably atleast three more) Damn nice trailer, seems like a really good movie that's well worth watching.

Felix on Jul 8, 2009


I'll pay ten dollars

Cold Cut Combo on Jul 8, 2009


i dont get the story

jhon on Jul 8, 2009


Most promising looking scifi film in a while, and it comes from South Africa! Somewhere in Hollywood, a giant fork is sticking up: It's done.

jasonmd2020 on Jul 8, 2009


Honestly when i first saw trailers for it i thought it would be stupid but now it looks pretty cool.

tankmaster on Jul 8, 2009



Nick Sears on Jul 8, 2009


wow! i was alittle iffy when i saw the teaser but this looks awesome! Its going on my to see list.

Tony on Jul 8, 2009


Hey McGruff it is WETA workshop doing it. You think Peter Jackson wouldnt bring them along? lol Another great film they did that didnt get the recognition it deserves is The Host back in 2006. One of the best monster movies in a long while. I am so psyched for this film. I love the short film and I love this directors attitude that comes off in his work. Should be one of the gems this summer since I have been left disappointed so far...

Maxx on Jul 8, 2009


must...purchase tickets....ASAP!

Chris W on Jul 8, 2009


this looks outstanding! and for the record..........alex,i don't want this to be ANYTHING like cloverfield. that movie was one of the worst i've ever seen.

dan on Jul 8, 2009


OMG, can't this come out today?!

Daniel on Jul 8, 2009


Looks great. I hope this gets Halo financed.

James on Jul 8, 2009


O.O ...woah. That's all.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 8, 2009


I called it first....1 1/2 years ago! Sleeper hit of 2009!!!!!

Clover on Jul 8, 2009


This movie looks fukin awesome!!!

big r on Jul 8, 2009


ok it was good except for the bug spray scene. that was crap acting

muggins on Jul 8, 2009


Yeah if you have ever seen Alive in Joburg that's definitely nothing like all. Not your typical monster movie. More like City of God type feel even in terms of the cultures or Half Life 2

LINKFX on Jul 8, 2009


DAMN, that was impressive. Can't wait.

SLee on Jul 8, 2009


That is epic! This one will live up to the hype. I love how this looks like a documentary. Effects are incredible. I think this film might be a new standard, hope so anyway. I glad Peter Jackson is involved so this gets wide release instead of being some cool film I don't get to see in theaters. Can't wait.

Moviegimp on Jul 8, 2009



jonny hughes on Jul 8, 2009


That was fucking AWESOME. Cannot wait.

Icarus on Jul 8, 2009



Dave on Jul 8, 2009


Well….I guess I am…..waiting….. (sad face)…..but it’s with such discontent….. How can one wait contently?

jonny hughes on Jul 8, 2009



DoomCanoe on Jul 8, 2009


Don't wait, see what I care. Me, I'm waiting.

Dave on Jul 8, 2009


wow, can't wait 🙂

David Banner on Jul 8, 2009


I want to see this NOW! But I understand that I must wait. But to wait contentedly...NEVER! I will wait with anger and only be content after seeing this movie.

Rich on Jul 8, 2009


I agree, in spades, with what rich #48 has to say about this waiting business. Now dave #46 and his waiting game makes me sick and he needs to get the hell off of this thread, who’s with me????

jonny hughes on Jul 8, 2009


Looks badass. Probably the only movie that Ive been exciting about that won't be, well, adequate, but certainly much more... Philly is covered in the "warning posters" shown in the trailer. Most of the bus stops, benches, buildings...its pretty sweet...although I'm assuming most cities are like this? What's even better is the confusion of people trying to decipher them.

Nick B. on Jul 8, 2009


I would have went to see this based on the teasers alone, but they amped it up a lot in that new trailer. I found it quite confusing, but that wasn't a bad thing, I still don't fully know what is going to happen in the film, but now I have a better idea. Also it flipped the idea that the aliens were leaching off Earth, but really they were being kept against their will so that their weapons could be exploited.

Crapola on Jul 8, 2009


damnnnnn off the meat rack kid.....nice

blue & orange ny on Jul 8, 2009


WOW...this looks awesome!

Matt Suhu on Jul 8, 2009



Rabs on Jul 8, 2009


Anticipating the drama, seeing a cool preview here and there... dare I say it... WAITING is fun! It builds tension, it makes for a darn good movie too! Imagine this: "Opening credits... ROSEBUD IS HIS SLED"! Thats a heck of a movie!!! NOT!!!! To wait, to have patience and let life unfold. That is the theater experience. And that for me is what District 9 is all about! Wait we must.

Dave on Jul 8, 2009


Screw Cameron and his mechs!!! This is freakin' awesome! I've been looking forward to this for awhile.

He tries so hard... on Jul 8, 2009


Count me in.

Joeso on Jul 8, 2009


And they passed this dude up to do Halo...I'm sure he'll be approached very soon for taking the job back on...this looks sick

the dude on Jul 8, 2009


Sit on "Anticipating the drama" and spin.

Rich on Jul 8, 2009


"This might not exactly be the next Cloverfield"? Christ, I hope not...that movie sucked balls. This on the other hand looks AWESOME!!!

Kevin on Jul 8, 2009


i CAME!!!

danielvutran on Jul 8, 2009


I just keep getting more and more excited for this movie.

Angry Chief on Jul 8, 2009


Is Halo next??

RaTcHeT7 on Jul 8, 2009


Looks so intense!!!!! I will definitely see this.

Brandon on Jul 8, 2009


Looks amazing! Can't wait.

James on Jul 8, 2009


Awesome. INsane. Incredible. Instant District 9 Fan.

Wylles on Jul 8, 2009


It Caught A Fuckin Rocket! I LOVE THIS MOVIE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RPH on Jul 8, 2009



NeoSlyfer on Jul 8, 2009


Hmm that's a lot more than I was expecting. Nice.

Mark on Jul 8, 2009


I love what they've done with the final trailer. They introduce the sinister side of the aliens, Also they show off some of the badass machinery / weapons. Something the previous trailers have not. So they did an excellent job of making the viewer want to watch it even more

SkyNet on Jul 8, 2009


finally something to look forward to. looks amazing!

Major Kusanagi on Jul 8, 2009


STOP CALLING THIS THE NEXT "CLOVERFIELD"!!! This is going to be great...CLOVERFIELD was the worst stinking, steaming piece of shit to come out this millenium...dont trash a brilliant film effort by comparing it to anything from that f*&^ing hack JJ some respect...

pimpin' the gimp on Jul 8, 2009


Off the f'n chain!!

Brandon on Jul 8, 2009



Cody on Jul 8, 2009


Yeah if people werent sold on the teaser....this definitely does it.

Cody on Jul 8, 2009


Holy crap can this be the Terminator, Transformers disappointment savior? I say yes.

JimD on Jul 8, 2009


OMG!!!!!! Das shizer has hit the fan!!!!!! This will be EPIC!!!!!!!!!

Lazarus from Sparta on Jul 8, 2009


Not going to miss this!

nate on Jul 8, 2009


Mother F*&*er THAT SHIT IS AWESOME.... I think I need to change my pants now.... I can't wait.

sojourner on Jul 8, 2009


I dont know about weta, but i know that that Image Engine in Vancouver is doing a lot of work on this (they apparently had a ton of shots including a lot of the creature stuff - don`t know if that includes mechas) and Blomkamp has a big Vancouver connection - i believe he`s a VFS alumni and he did the short this is based on at the Embassy here in Van as well...

anon-- on Jul 8, 2009


Yep, Im laying down some ca$hola for this one!

TediusTed on Jul 8, 2009



mrmr on Jul 9, 2009


fook me!

werdnafaz on Jul 9, 2009


Looks fuckin awesome!!

cpr on Jul 9, 2009


I almost felt it gave away too much. I'd rather the spray thing been left out, but whatever. Still wish I had seen less of it, but the way trailers go, you're only gonna see more.

Greedo on Jul 9, 2009


lol? well..from what i gathered, aliens WANT to get the feck out of earth, and HUMANS don't want them to leave? WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO KEEP ALIENS ON EARTH?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does this have a fail plot just like transformers 2?!

luke on Jul 9, 2009


@84 lolz mayb they want to breed wid the aliens

robot-9 on Jul 9, 2009


damn I just came in my pants...whoops

Trey on Jul 9, 2009


@84 Did you ever think about technology?...umm the obvious one its a new species and we want to know more. Weapons, space travel, etc....Im sure I could think of more. Did you even think before you typed that question?

Cody on Jul 9, 2009



Sabes on Jul 9, 2009


... and I jizzed in my pants.

Noog on Jul 9, 2009


that looks fucking great,i just messed myself 3 different ways.

zetsu on Jul 9, 2009


lol @ # I dont think he did think before he typed

Trey on Jul 9, 2009


Wayyyy back-#20-Iron Man is essentially a recently-popularized-by-Hollywood mech suit, too Trailer looks great! I just hope it doesn't get too "earthbound" meaning lots of explosions, car chases and gunfire. They should focus on the aliens' "alieninity."

zubzwank on Jul 9, 2009


Nice trailer! Definitively an improvement compared to the teaser trailer.

cine_phil on Jul 9, 2009


Wow, this trailer just changed how the movie was first presented looks so much more cinematic and badass. And the special effects on the huge mother ship and other scenes have changed for the better!

Nikhil Hariharan on Jul 9, 2009


Wow, this looks like what Transformers COULD have been.

Todd on Jul 9, 2009


one word: holyshitcouldbebestscifimovieinforever!

chrisUK on Jul 9, 2009



Fisherr on Jul 9, 2009


The teaser was nothing compared to the TRAILER.....Watching this one for sure

SHANEDAV on Jul 9, 2009


I definitely preferred the version of the film as it was depicted in the teaser. The film looks really interesting.. but.. i feel cheated.

Dresden on Jul 9, 2009


Just two words: HOLY SHIT !!!

jaxxx on Jul 9, 2009


I think this movie will surprise a lot of people this year. It hasn't had the advertising like Terminator Salvation, Transformers, Star Trek etc. But this preview is building my excitement for D9.

Ezza on Jul 9, 2009


this just looks....effing amazing!

Matt on Jul 9, 2009


Agree with #5, fade in/fade out shots are slightly annoying. Anyway it looks cool, I am sold!

SowYau on Jul 9, 2009


to clarify, vfx by: Image Engine The Embassy Weta Digital pratical fx/props: Weta Worksop

chowyungfat on Jul 10, 2009


Now this looks freaking hot :p Oh, can't wait to see thisone.

box3r on Jul 10, 2009


this looks great! (I hope it doesnt have transforming mtv chicks with spiked tongue/tails!)

lando on Jul 10, 2009


God, I hate that accent! Really, how can you take a grown man who sounds like that, seriously? As for the Space Kaffirs, bring it on!!!

Malcolm on Jul 11, 2009


Not as good as Shove It, by the Telltale Twins

The Oct8pus on Jul 12, 2009


I dunno. As a South African I have been disappointed by every movie which had anything remotely connected with or featuring South Africa. Will reserve judgment though till I've seen it.

E on Jul 13, 2009


holy crap this looks amazing!

dave13 on Jul 13, 2009


jestem pod wra?eniem tej obcej formy...i ?e oddych naszym tlenem... ju? nie mog? sie doczeka? premiery...i pewnie gdy zabior? ?on? to zacznie si? rozwi?zanie,bo jako? termin wypada a film zrobi taaakie wra?enie... JEDWABI?CIE!!!

anesteta on Jul 13, 2009


... I looked at most of the previews on youtube and S-H-I-E-E-E-T this sci-fi movie looks like it's gonna KICK ASS - BIG TIME !!! Makes "Transformers" look like "Romper Room"... . Saved the best trailer for you at this link: Seems like an excellent tho' exceptionally demanding premise of aiming for social equality with a race of extraterrestials that look like a cross between "cockroaches and toasters", especially when set in the post-apartheid, race-torn country of South Africa. Filmed in a gritty, social-documentary style of realism, the unsavoury, repugnant appearance of these creatures makes xenophobia more than completely understandable. The Shanty-Town Shit-Hole "Concentration Camp" that they appear to be confined to conjures memories of Jimmy Cliff's Shanty-Town Jamaica fused with Auschewitz. Don't know if you recall way back in the post mid-60's when some black writer in the States suggested in a novel he had just released that a concentration camp might well have been in the works for blacks had the racial tensions in the States gotten further out of control. Don't recall the writer's name --no, not Baldwin or Wright or other household big name-- but this outlandish, horrific concept got some media airplay and discussion up here in Kanader on CBC at the time. Understandably, this is a far cry of a concept from housing aliens from outer space but nonetheless similarly chilling to contemplate...

Reg Sum on Jul 13, 2009


Somebody said the acting is bad in spray scene. Agree. The trailer has even more campy elements. Somebody said this is serious film. Doubt that, the whole premise of apartheid between aliens and humans in South Africa is a comedy to start with. And the director is a fan of Robocop. Anyway, it is must look of course are looks like its gonna be something original.

pearson on Jul 13, 2009


this movie looks wicked, can't wait

maria on Jul 14, 2009


It reminds me of half life, yeah, I'm sold.

luden on Jul 14, 2009


B to the mother fuckin' A!

Ariel on Jul 15, 2009


I put together my own trailer for the movie using some footage I found and an original song. District 9 "Freedom" Trailer

KU on Jul 16, 2009


thank god this isnt set in USA like everything else. looks rly good, cant wait to see

the on Jul 22, 2009


#118 it kinda is in the's in San Diego. So I heard.....

Scott on Jul 23, 2009


the sounds alone remind me of the aliens crafts making their amazing sounds in Speilberg's WOW (which, needless to say, no matter how many people panned it, I thought was absolutely remarkable) THIS LOOKS SO intense.....down with the naysayers, go get ready for your spidy 7 and green worm err lantern

ken on Aug 3, 2009


This guy's my second cousin... Its the first time I've heard about this..... Im blown away.. I live in Johannesburg... This is so so so cool!

Adam on Aug 4, 2009


I guess this movie is going to be Kik a$$.. i watched trailer on youtube, it rocks. Thx for another trailer

Rajj on Aug 12, 2009


this is one of the best movies ive ever seen. whoever said "this may not be as good as the next cloverfield"... what what what!? Cloverfield doesn't even come close to this. Sorry JJ Abrams.

amd on Aug 17, 2009

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