Author and director Neill Blomkamp has mentioned that a sequel to his directorial debut, the epic, gritty sci-fi “District 9,” is on its approach. He revealed that he writing companions Terri Tatchell — who co-wrote the film — and Sharlto Copley, who starred in it, are within the technique of writing the screenplay for “District 10.”
“District 10 screenplay additionally being written by @sharlto (Sharlto Copley) @territachell (Terri Tatchell) and I. Its [sic] coming…” Blomkamp said in a recent tweet.
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Blomkamp wrote “District 9” based mostly on rising up in South Africa throughout apartheid. It obtained 4 Academy Award nominations, together with greatest image and unique screenplay for Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell.
It tells the story — in a documentary-like format — of a large spacecraft, stuffed with extraterrestrial refugees, that seems over Johannesburg, South Africa and the helpless aliens are compelled to stay in slum-like situations on Earth. It is an apparent commentary on the sociopolitical local weather of the time — and the place — nevertheless it packs a mighty punch, along with some imaginative and surprising plot twists and phenomenal performances, primarily by Copley. If you have not watched it but, go and accomplish that, instantly.
District 10 screenplay additionally being written by @sharlto @territatchell and I. Its coming…February 26, 2021
The prospect of a sequel opens up all types of fascinating prospects. There was just one ship to start with, however you’d forgive the aliens (who’re known as ‘prawns’ in a derogatory method) in the event that they got here return to Earth with an axe to grind over how they’d been handled.
Lest we overlook, Blomkamp additionally gave us “Elysium” and whereas it isn’t fairly as epic as “District 9,” it is nonetheless fairly rattling good. Heck, even “Chappie” is pleasing in it is personal approach.
In a 2017 Reddit AMA, Blomkamp defined why a sequel hadn’t but been introduced, however left the door open for the likelihood.
“Okay, so with ‘District 10’ the essential reply is sure,” he replied to the AMA’s most upvoted query. “I need to return to that world and inform remainder of the story with Wikus and Christopher. The difficulty proper now could be that I’ve many different initiatives and concepts that I additionally need to work on and full … and most significantly, the precise proper REASON to make District 10 wants be very clear. The primary movie was based mostly so explicitly on actual themes and subjects from South Africa that effected [sic] me drastically rising up there, that we want to ensure the following movie doesn’t overlook that.”