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.