Neill Blomkamp has revealed that he is definitely planning to make a sequel to the 2009 sci-fi epic, District 9. The Elysium director has not yet given us any solid information concerning potential plot lines, but he has however stated he has a ‘really cool idea’ in store for fans of the original movie.
During an interview with IGN, Blomkamp discussed the similarities between his first big break film and the other features that followed.
” 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.”
Blomkamp goes on to discuss some of his thoughts on the ending of the original film as well as further ideas for the sequel:
“It was a completely self-contained story about the Nazi becoming the Holocaust victim, basically. It was the oppressor becoming the oppressed. And when it’s based on a character like that, it ends on that character. The inadvertent world creation that came with it, which to me is my perfect kind of thing that I love – having a bunch of weird alien weapons in the back of a shack that you can discover – that’s just ripe for creative insanity, so it took a few years to process what that could be.
“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!”
Despite all the excited talk of sequels, in reality it may be a while before fans of Blomkamp are treated to another dose of prawn infested madness as the director already has his work cut out with the upcoming Alien 5.