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Neill Blomkamp Still Plans On Making ‘District 10’ and ‘The Gone World’

So we know that Neill Blomkamp very likely isn’t making his Aliens sequel and definitely IS kicking ass with his new Oats Studios venture. But what else is going on in the world of Blomkamp? Any more feature films on the horizon?

Speaking with LRM Online, the visionary mind behind District 9, Elysium and Chappie revealed that District 10 is still in the works, as his adaptation of The Gone World!

District 10 is still going to be made for sure,” Blomkamp told the site. “I would love to make that film for several reasons. There’s another film at Fox that I’m working on at the moment called The Gone World, which I love. I totally want to make those [films].”

The thing, outside of Oats that you get with those films, is you’ll get a massive hundred million dollar canvas to take the audience on that journey,” he continued. “That’s the positive that comes with big studio filmmaking. I’m not walking away from that. I’m still creating something based on creativity, passion and freedom.”

The Gone World, which we reported on back in 2015, will be an adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Thomas Sweterlitsch. The book centers on Shannon Moss, part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family–and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared.

Though she can’t share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra–a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL’s experience with the future has triggered this violence.



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  • Vinnie Vincent’s Dead Dog

    After subjecting the world to Chappie this hack director should just resign himself to being a one hit wonder and find a new line of work.

    • Christopher Nickerson

      I wouldn’t call him a “hack” yet. District 9, Elysium, and Zygote are very good. Chappie was awful and at times felt like a PS4 commercial (due to Sony funding it and forcing the PS4 into the actual movie). One bad movie doesn’t make someone a hack. I plan on watching the rest of Oats stuff soon, Zygote was excellent and the cooking with Bill stuff was so so.

    • zombie84_41

      He’s far from a hack

  • Daniel Anderson

    “Neill Blomkamp very likely isn’t making his Aliens sequel”

    wait wasn’t discrict 9 sequel said to be squashed because it was put on hold and now we’re having the conversation its going to happen? Didn’t the Aliens sequel say it was going to have to wait about 5 years for the 3 prometheus movies before it could be made? Why is it said its DEAD when we only hear it from Ridley Scott who admittedly hated Aliens?

    • Vinnie Vincent’s Dead Dog

      I doubt we’ll be getting more Alien movies from Ridley Scott. The last one practically bombed. I wouldn’t be surprised if they reconsider looking to Blomkamp to revive the series at this point.

      • Daniel Anderson

        There is one more prometheus movie planned. Then Neils Aliens was supposedly supposed to go through. Ridley didn’t care for Aliens, nor Terminator 2 (Starting to think James was making these sequels just to piss him off) much. It somewhat sounded more like his ego might have been hit that the sequels were loved as much as his originals. Similar to how Romero views modern zombie movies like TWD and what not. I think RIdley Scott should make a Titanic sequel just to piss off Cameron (joking…or am i?).

  • zombie84_41

    I been wanting district 10 for, forever. I say he still makes his alien sequel but under a new name and just make it sort of like a homage film. I really do like the creativeness he has and does. He is a very good, no matter what people say of him.

  • Simon Says

    Blomkamp’s short film in the district 9 realm is really good and worth checking out. I think it’s on Youtube.

  • sliceanddice

    All the oats stuff has the same problem for me…. each starts out really strong then just gets toooooooo weird.
    Like the one about the alien invasion – awesome start, then a weird angel thing shows up, then this guy might be psychic, then a tree explodes. the end.
    the Vietnam one – weird thing-zombies, there’s a river god, river god is a Vietnamese guy who’s just so pissed he got magic, us marine is also magic, he gets a stupid suit, the end.

  • Grimphantom

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1aaf7e200d22eb28c70fbf5ed5b582bd84564e01f4359862efbc2b6739095b4.gif
    Just like Avatar, making a sequel to District 9 just feels kinda pointless and no one will watch it just like what happened to Independence Day sequel. He should consider working on other projects also change it a bit since i feel he’s doing the same thing over and over.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    Sounds like Guillermo del Toro and all the movies he wants to make but never actually, you know, makes them….

  • GunsOfNavarone

    Even if District 10 ever came about, I am sure it would never live up to the hype. It’s been so long and Blomkamp’s directing career has reached levels of pure suckage ever since. I don’t even know where he would take it. Part of what made the first one great was the documentary style footage, which then turned into a full blown sci-fi movie. The 2nd would seemingly be about the prawns returning to free their kin so I’m just unsure of how much of a story would be wrapped up in that.

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