Is Neill Blomkamp’s DISTRICT 10 Slated to Begin Shooting This Year?

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Approach this news with highly-cautious optimism, but it’s possible that Neill Blomkamp’s (tentatively titled) District 10 could begin shooting this year.  MarketSaw reports that the film is in pre-production and will go before cameras sometime around October.  However, this past October we reported that Blomkamp was making another sci-fi film but it wasn’t District 10.  And as we reported then, that news coincided with an interview Steve did with Blomkamp in August during the press tour for District 9.

Then there’s Steve’s recent interview with Richard Taylor, the creative director of Weta Workshop (who handled all of the special effects for District 9).  When Steve asked Taylor about working on Blomkamp’s next sci-fi movie, Taylor responded, I’m not sure I can say that yet, but by being elusive… We’re just thrilled by the possibility of making films with him in the future.”  So while it’s possible that Blomkamp could be moving ahead with District 10, It’s also possible that there was some confusion from MarketSaw’s source and it’s Blomkamp’s untitled sci-fi project that’s scheduled to shoot in October.  Either way, it’s very exciting news.




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  • darthzelda

    I think this story is an overly optimistic reading of Taylor’s comments, which were tantalizingly elusive. D9 was successful enough that surely its backers want a follow-up, whether a sequel or prequel or both, but if Blomkamp really is committed to this other movie, and Copley is committed to I Am Number Four, which doesn’t even have a shooting schedule posted yet (and for that matter, Jason Cope is attached to a miniseries or movie, I forget which, based on a popular set of South African kids’ books), October seems quite soon. It’s also verging on summer, and Blomkamp deliberately chose to film D9 in the southern-hemisphere winter to get that bleak look. If I were a gambling person, I’d wager concrete news about a D9 sequel won’t be out till later this year, and I’d bet on a 2011 shoot for a 2012 release.

  • darthzelda

    I think this story is an overly optimistic reading of Taylor’s comments, which were tantalizingly elusive. D9 was successful enough that surely its backers want a follow-up, whether a sequel or prequel or both, but if Blomkamp really is committed to this other movie, and Copley is committed to I Am Number Four, which doesn’t even have a shooting schedule posted yet (and for that matter, Jason Cope is attached to a miniseries or movie, I forget which, based on a popular set of South African kids’ books), October seems quite soon. It’s also verging on summer, and Blomkamp deliberately chose to film D9 in the southern-hemisphere winter to get that bleak look. If I were a gambling person, I’d wager concrete news about a D9 sequel won’t be out till later this year, and I’d bet on a 2011 shoot for a 2012 release.

  • Michael

    I wonder…..just wonder…IF……it may be Halo. I know he said he felt like he got the shaft after being pulled 6 months after pre-production BUT I kinda just hope he went back to it. His three shorts he made, for the 3rd game release, were pretty damn kick ass.

  • Michael

    I wonder…..just wonder…IF……it may be Halo. I know he said he felt like he got the shaft after being pulled 6 months after pre-production BUT I kinda just hope he went back to it. His three shorts he made, for the 3rd game release, were pretty damn kick ass.

  • kickingass

    I'm sorry, but the aliens in District 9 were lame-o. Advanced weaponry and spaceships, but they lurch around stupidly and can't seem to tie their own shoestrings? I prefer scary aliens. Preferably giant pulsating brains in flying brain-globes.

    http://tinyurl.com/alien-brain

  • Gman.

    Nah, the aliens were cool. They had to be somewhat humanoid to be able to create the alien tech and they lurched around because of the conditions they were enslaved in. I thought it was a wicked film, am totally hyped for another or any other sci fi entry by Neil B.

  • kickingass

    I'm sorry, but the aliens in District 9 were lame-o. Advanced weaponry and spaceships, but they lurch around stupidly and can't seem to tie their own shoestrings? I prefer scary aliens. Preferably giant pulsating brains in flying brain-globes.

    http://tinyurl.com/alien-brain

  • Gman.

    Nah, the aliens were cool. They had to be somewhat humanoid to be able to create the alien tech and they lurched around because of the conditions they were enslaved in. I thought it was a wicked film, am totally hyped for another or any other sci fi entry by Neil B.

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