Neill Blomkamp: ‘District 10’ Script “Getting A Lot Closer”

by Thomas Tuna

Some things are just worth the wait.

More than a dozen years ago, director Neill Blomkamp released his horror-s/f hit District 9, and fans have been waiting for a sequel ever since. Well, things are progressing on the next film, as evidenced by what the filmmaker had to say to IGN in a recent interview.

The screenplay for the proposed District 10 “continues to be written,” Blomkamp said. “It’s looking good. It took a decade to figure out–to come up with a reason why to make that film. It’s getting a lot closer.”

The director also said he is leaning toward a more “stripped-down and bare bones” approach to a sequel. “That become more nimble and more creative–and personally, I like that.”

District 9–helmed by Blomkamp from a screenplay he wrote with Terri Tatchell (and adapted from Blomkamp’s 2006 short film Alive in Joburg)–stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope and David James. The film explores the violence that ensues “after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology,” according to the synopis.

District 9–which raked in more than $210 million worldwide on a budget of $30 million–was generally praised by critics and earned four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, in 2009.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on District 10.


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