Neill Blomkamp is keen to return to District 9 and has a great idea for a sequel.
During an interview with IGN, the young sci-fi director admitted that he still wants to make ‘District 10’… and has a cool idea.
“I have an idea for District 10, which is really cool” he revealed. “The problem is I feel like Chappie is the end of three films that have a similar stylistic approach to them… Moving forward I would love to realise this idea of District 10 – I have every intention to do it, I just need to find the right time to do it – to not go back to Johannesburg and shoot something similar, yet.”
But while District 9 ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, it looks as though Blomkamp intended to leave it there… and his idea for the sequel is a completely new one.
“I had no idea [there would be a sequel] to the point that I remember walking into Peter Jackson’s office, which was down the hall from the editing room I was in. The edit was locked and the movie was basically done, and I walked into his office and was like ‘You know that the ending of the film is for a sequel?’ And he may have known that all along, but I didn’t, so he was like ‘Mmm, yeah, it is sort of, isn’t it?’ And then the film came out and I left New Zealand. But no, there was zero, pre-meditated… I was not hinting at anything, and nothing was thought of.”
“It was a completely self-contained story about the Nazi becoming the Holocaust victim,” he added. “It was the oppressor becoming the oppressed. And when it’s based on a character like that, it ends on that character.”
Of course, in reality it’s likely to be a few years before Blomkamp returns to the world of District 9. After all, he’s likely to be pretty tied up with the upcoming Alien sequel.
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But will the fans really want to see more?
“I think that the story that I have now is what I would want to see as a fan of the first film, I think. I know I would want to see it – I assume other people would. It’s good man!”
Let’s just hope it’s as good an idea as its predecessor.
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