While a sequel to “District 9” might seem like a far-fetched notion, it has very much been on the brain of director Neill Blomkamp. Back in 2013 he revealed he has an 18-page treatment for the movie, but as it has been for a while, he’s waiting for the right moment to return to that world. As he tells IGN, he wants to move away from the similar thematic and aesthetic territory of his first few films.
“I have an idea for ‘District 10,’ which is really cool. The problem is I feel like ‘Chappie‘ is the end of three films that have a similar stylistic approach to them. ‘Chappie’ is the odd one out in that is has no socio-political underpinnings,” he explained. “It doesn’t have my experiences as a kid in South Africa incorporated into it. And ‘Elysium‘ – although it doesn’t have my experiences as a kid in South Africa, it has the same notion of oppressor in the elites, and the large population base beneath it. And ‘Chappie’ doesn’t, but they are still part of a trilogy. So moving forward I would love to realize 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.”
Perhaps his “Alien” movie will be a palate cleanser before he dips back into the world of “District 9.” We shall see, but if you want details about what Blomkamp has conjured for the followup to his debut, he’s keeping mum, though he does tease “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!” Do you want to see it? Let us know below.