Despite the fact that he only has one feature film under his belt, Neill Blomkamp continues to be one of the more promising and refreshing filmmakers working today. After the success of his Best Picture-nominated 2009 sci-fi film District 9, Blomkamp was likely inundated with offers to direct pretty much any studio tentpole of his choosing. Instead, the director opted to stick with original filmmaking, and the result is the great-looking sci-fi/social commentary pic Elysium, which opens in theaters next month.
Nevertheless, fan interest in a sequel to District 9 remains, and during a recent interview Blomkamp revealed that he’s actually made some progress on the proposed District 10. Moreover, he apparently turned down the opportunity to helm a new Star Wars film in order to once again focus on original projects. Hit the jump for more.