“District 9” Sequel in The Making 11 Years After The Original


Neill Blomkamp has finally revealed that a sequel to the epic film District9, finally is in the making. Back in 2017 on a community forum, the director stated that he wanted to go return to that world and tell the tale this time with Wikus and Christopher.

Blomkamp stated at that time that,

The issue right now is that I have many other projects and ideas that I also want to work on and complete… and most importantly, the exact right REASON to make District 10 needs be very clear.The first film was based so explicitly on real themes and topics from South Africa that effected me greatly growing up there, that we need to make sure the next film does not forget that.

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However, it wasn’t the first incident when Blomkamp hinted or teased about a District9 sequel. A Twitter fan wrote to Blomkamp to make a Starship Troopers movie, and he replied with a simple “ok”.

The statement made Blomkamp reveal something even more interesting as he probably got a little carried away and opened up on Twitter.

Its not as if the Blomkamp had been sitting doing nothing all these years, he was involved in Elysium and Chappie and many other projects that have not yet been released such as Alien sequel, RoboCop sequel, Chappie sequel.

As an short adaption of Blomkamp’s film Alive in Joburg, District9 not only proved to be an excellent movie that was appreciated and admired by fans and critics both but financially the movie also rocked the box office. With a small budget of US$30 million, the film earned U$210 million that’s a staggering 85% return on investment which proves how awesome the film is!

The film got global acclaim and won four Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing

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Mohid Moosani

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