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SDCC ’09: ‘District 9’ Screening a Show Stealer

The San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but what was the biggest piece of buzz? Was it James Cameron’s Avatar footage, or the first look at War Machine in Paramount’s Iron Man 2, maybe it was Summit’s New Moon footage that was shown to thousands of psychotic fans who slept out front for days just to get a first peak? From these bloody eyes the biggest buzz of the con came from my peers, who all were treated to a special screening of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, which was produced by Peter Jackson.
Post screening, all press attended a special Q+A with producer Peter Jackson, where everyone was ranting and raving. The word is that this low(er) budget ($30m to be exact) sci-fi adventure pic is dark, violent, and quite simply perfect for Bloody-Disgusting. While we haven’t covered the film here on the site, I did want to at least share with you the trailer that depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa. It really is something to behold. The special effects work is astonishing, and many other webmasters had said there were times you couldn’t tell what was real and what was CG.

While Peter Jackson is running around making billion dollar franchises, there is some real comfort in knowing that he’s expressing some of his creative juices in new avenues by giving other directors a chance to bring you films like District 9.

If this final trailer doesn’t get you in theaters on August 14th, who knows what will. But one thing is for sure, I’ll be the first in line.

Check out the film’s official website to learn more.

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