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Neill Blomkamp

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    James Gray's 'The Immigrant' Starring Marion Cotillard & Joaquin Phoenix Will Land In Limited Release On May 16

    “I thought there was something very beautiful about exploring a melodrama from a female protagonist's perspective because all of a sudden I would be free from the constraints of, what I would call, macho posturing, male behavior and get straight to the emotional heart of it,” director James Gray sai...

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    Rumor: Neill Blomkamp To Direct Pilot For Steven Spielberg Produced 'Halo' TV Series

    Despite once calling his attempt to make "Halo" into a feature film a "clusterfuck," Neill Blomkamp has never entirely ruled out the possibility of taking on the video game adaptation again, down the road. “I actually still really like the universe and the world of ‘Halo’ and the mythology of ‘Halo’...

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    'Oldboy' Baddie Sharlto Copley Opens Up to Indiewire: 'Hollywood doesn't quite know where to place me'

    Sharlo Copley's came out of seemingly nowhere, along with his "District 9" writer-director Neill Blomkamp, in 2009 and has since racked up a resume that most seasoned veterans would be jealous of, appearing alongside everyone from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, to Angelina Jolie and Liam Neeson in big...

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    Hugh Jackman Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie'

    Grossing less than $100 million in the U.S., Neil Blomkamp's "Elysium" wasn't the tentpole success Sony or the filmmakers had hoped it would be. But grossing $250 million worldwide, the film (which cost $115 million) wasn't a total wash, and regardless, Blomkamp remains unbowed. His next picture, th...

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    Casting: Jessica Alba Is 'Barely Lethal,' 'The Hunger Games' Finds Annie Cresta & More

    Former Sue Storm Jessica Alba has signed on to play the villain in "Barely Lethal," an action-comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin and with producers including Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Joining a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Alba will play a former associate in pur...

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    Neill Blomkamp Says 'Chappie' Will Be Like A "Hilarious" Mix Between 'RoboCop' & 'E.T.'

    Neill Blomkamp, the South African director who came to prominence in 2009 with “District 9,” has only just released his new film “Elysium,” but already he's talking up his next one. The folks over at the LA Times have put together various interviews and press releases to give us an idea of what the ...

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    Neill Blomkamp's Next Project, A.I. Robot Film 'Chappie,' To Be Produced by Sony

    Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will be co-producing Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie," the director's follow-up to this past weekend's "Elysium." The script, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, centers on an Artificial Intelligence robot, named Chappie, stolen by a duo of gangsters who plan to use...

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    Why 'Elysium's World Is Flat

    The under-imagined world of Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi allegory kills any attempt at political commentary.

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