The sequel “District 10” of “District 9” is already in preparation. Director Neill Blomkamp not only confirmed this in an interview some time ago.
In the various interviews in this period of time, some new content has been constantly revealed.
In the latest conversation, Neill Blomkamp was asked about the scale of “District 10”.
He said that he didn’t want to be like the usual Hollywood blockbusters, once the sequel comes, the budget upgrade will increase in scale.
He wants to bring “District 10” back to the “District 9” style.
However, he feels that “District 10” can still be like “District 9”, with a simple story and simple structure.
Only in this way can he appear more flexible, more creative, and more personal. He likes this approach very much.
Neill Blomkamp may have said this because he was aware of the mistakes he made in some major productions before.
After the blockbuster “District 9”, he filmed “Elysium” and “Chappie” starring high investment and big stars.
But the two are not good enough in word-of-mouth and box office. The former costs more than 100 million, and the box office is about 280 million. The latter costs 50 million, and the global box office is about 100 million US dollars.
Although the cost of these two films is not much compared with the 233 million first-level Hollywood productions.
But compared with Neill Blomkamp’s debut “District 9” cost of 30 million, more than 200 million box office, the income is indeed much lower.
Neill Blomkamp seems to be able to use lower costs to express his ideas, and the increase in cost did not increase the creativity.
Obviously, the big Hollywood studios also lost confidence in him.
“Alien 5” and “RoboCop” restart the sequel two heavyweight major IP projects, which were created by Neill Blomkamp at the beginning.
But in the end, there is always a beginning and no end, one miscarriage, and another director.
On the one hand, this is of course unfortunate. Neill Blomkamp can be said to be one of Hollywood’s most unlucky rookie directors.
But on the other hand, perhaps it is also lucky.
Neill Blomkamp in “Elysium” and “Chappie” showed incompatible with the big Hollywood productions.
If the restart sequels of “Alien 5” and “RoboCop” are really filmed by him, but they are not successful, it should be a bigger blow to his career and personal.
At that time, it was difficult to say whether he could continue to shoot “District 10”.
And if it succeeds, he may not have time to shoot.
The “District 10” project is progressing steadily. Neill Blomkamp said that progress is faster than expected, of course, provided that we have been waiting for 12 years.
From what he said above, at least some things are more in line with our expectations.
The reason why everyone likes “District 9” is of course not only because of the thrilling action scenes, but the whole story is simple enough and deep enough.
The transformation process of the actor is just like the attitude of the audience itself, from indifferent onlookers, to indignation, to resistance, and finally he becomes a completely alien.
No matter what you understand the opposition between aliens and humans as reality, it will always make people aware of the emotions flowing in it.
This is what a simple but wonderful story can bring. I hope the sequel can continue this concept.
We don’t need too many fancy special effects, we just hope to have a moving story.
Of course, if you add some fancy special effects appropriately, it will be even better.
The director previously confirmed that the film will be connected to a famous event in American history. As for other content and details, we can only wait for the director to slowly reveal it to us.
There is currently no specific release date for “District 10”.