When talking to IGN, acclaimed South African director Neill Blomkamp revealed that District 10 It will be based on “American history.” Blomkamp’s sci-fi classic District 9 was released in 2009, and while there was always a sequel on the table, he announced in February that they were moving forward on a script by him, star. Sharlto copley and co-writer Terri tatchell.
When released, District 9 was hailed as a new science fiction classic, a story that follows the creation of the titular location, an internment camp for sick aliens that crashed in Johannesburg in the 1980s. Wikus Van De Merwe (Copley), a bureaucrat of the Department of Extraterrestrial Affairs, he becomes infected with an alien fluid and little by little he becomes one of them.
Rather than continuing the story in South Africa, Blomkamp seeks to change the setting to one in America: “That script is still being written. It looks good. It took me a decade to figure it out, to find a reason to make that movie instead of making a sequel. “.
District 9 was inspired by events in Cape Town’s Sixth District, an actual internment camp during the apartheid era. The film deals with themes of xenophobia, racism, immigration and more, which (to no one’s surprise), is also deeply connected to American history. A similar story would fit perfectly into current and past social policy, and could turn the District movies in something like an anthology series.
After only making three movies in 10 years, Blomkamp is back in force as District 10 it’s just one of the next projects he’s working on. Recently debuted Demonic, a supernatural horror film filmed during the height of the pandemic, at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2021. The film follows the feud between a mother and her daughter, when the latter unleashes terrible demons and their rift from decades.
Also, Blomkamp is working on another horror movie called Hell with Taylor kitsch. Kitsch plays a police officer investigating a murder in New Mexico and uncovers a conspiracy that may be related to a murderous humanoid beast. While Blomkamp’s films can sometimes be unpredictable, you should give him points for originality and style, as his concepts are always incredibly interesting.
District 10 is still in the early stages of pre-production, but if you are looking for your Blomkamp solution, Demonic It will hit US theaters on August 20.
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The film will have an award-winning TIFF release in September before hitting theaters.
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