In 2009, science fiction cinema added a title that is considered one of the best films in recent times. We are talking about District 9 of Neil Blomkamp. The director had commented last year that he is preparing for the long-awaited sequel, but now the situation has changed for the worse.
District 9 It takes us to a dystopian present, where a race of aliens come to Earth as refugees and establish a community in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this context we meet with the inspector of the Multinational Forces (MNU), Wikos van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley).
During an inspection in the refugee area, this man is exposed to a strange chemical that slowly transforms him into one of the so-called “insects” (prawn in English). Van de Merwe discovers that, rather than helping him, his colleagues want to study him, even if it means killing him. This causes the despondent alien to ally himself with Christopher, one of those he once called “bugs”.
The film received four Oscar nominations, and not to forget that with a budget of $30 million, it managed to get more than $210 million at the box office. Given the good results, the audience was waiting for the continuation of the story of Wykos and Christopher with their son.
And in mid-2022, the South African director surprised fans by saying he was writing District 10 (the possible title of the film) and that it would be a reality in the “near future”.
Blomkamp was recently Interview by The Hollywood Reporter At the premiere of his new movie, Gran Turismo. One of the questions was about District 10. The director commented with a little optimism that he “didn’t know” if he would go through with the long-awaited part. “I don’t know if that will happen or not. I don’t know if I want to do it now, but maybe I will at some point.‘ explained the manager.
Bearing in mind the director’s words, District 10 is on standby until further notice, which will definitely not be well received by fans.
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