Is a District 9 sequel on the way?

source: fangoria.com

Director Neill Blomkamp has revealed that he would “love to make a sequel” to his hit film District 9.

Blomkamp told Fangoria Radio that he would be very interested in returning to the D9 universe, preferably with star Sharlto Copley.

“I’d really like to go back to the world of District 9 — which, without Sharlto’s character, would be a very different kind of movie. So I think automatically the two of us will be reunited again, should the public decide that this film is something they want to see and it’s successful,” he said.

District 9 was based on the Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg, which you can watch right here.

Copley might become one of the breakout stars of the year for his portrayal of out-of-his-depth bureaucrat Wikus Van Der Mewe. He spoke to EW about a potential sequel:

“I would do anything to go back to the world of District 9 again. Or District 10,” he said.

WARNING! MILD SPOILERS FOR DISTRICT 9!

There is obviously massive potential for a sequel to District 9. Although I won’t get into the details of the ending, it certainly paves the way for a fairly interesting follow-up. However, there is something simple and tragic about the ending being left as it stands.

END OF SPOILERS!

District 9 exceeded expectations last week by collecting a massive $US37 million in its opening weekend.

Blomkamp will follow his debut feature with a mystery project. He dropped a small hint to Fangoria Radio:

“I’ve actually got an idea now for the next film I want to do, which is [another] science fiction movie, but the idea of a full-on horror is incredibly high on my list. This kind of horror/science fiction genre—I want to be in that world, that’s where I’d like to be.”

Looks like it may be a few years before District 10 hits cinemas. In the meantime, let’s make Sharlto Copley the next Batman villain or something!

Check out my review of District 9 here!

Discuss: District 10 – you want it?

2 Responses to “Is a District 9 sequel on the way?”

  1. OMFG YES I WOULD LOVE A SEQUEL!!! i loved it XD

  2. No, I don't. The first film was great, and whilst they left it open to have a sequel… it did not leave it open to have a particularly GOOD sequel. I'll be disappointed if they go through with it in all honesty.

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