Neill Blomkamp werkt aan District 9 sequel; Alien 5 is dood

Neill Blomkamp werkt aan District 9 sequel; Alien 5 is doodIn een interview over zijn nieuw gepresenteerde Oats Studios vertelde regisseur Neill Blomkamp aan The Verge dat hij werkt aan een sequel op District 9. Hij vertelde:

“With District 9, I plan on making another film in that world. To go back and work with WETA, and make the film would be cool, but anything that pre-exists like that may not be the best fit for whatever we’re trying here.”

District 9 kwam in 2009 uit en had Sharlto Copley in de hoofdrol. De film had een budget van slechts $30 miljoen en wist $210.8 miljoen wereldwijd op te halen.

Blomkamp werd ook gevraagd naar zijn concept voor Alien 5:

“I think it’s totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point. It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”

Hij vervolgde:

“Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created. I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn’t feel like I was getting too close to something that he obviously feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. But I did want to be as respectful as possible.”

Met Oats Studios wil Blomkamp zich in eerste instantie richten op een aantal korte experimentele sci-fi films die online moeten verschijnen.