District 9

District 9

Posted on:  May 1, 2009

Here’s the trailer for the NEILL BLOMKAMP‘s new film DISTRICT 9.  The film is produced by PETER JACKSON and is based on Blomkamp’s 2005 short film called ALIVE IN JOBURG.  After seeing Joburg a few years ago, it really left me wanting to see more and apparently, Peter Jackson did too and the result is District 9.    



DISTRICT 9 looks promising but I have to admit that the aliens in Joburg look so much better. (the bug like hominid in the interrogation cell is a definite buzz kill)   I also hope that the strong social commentary in Joburg isn’t replaced with geeky and senseless alien fight sequences.   What made Joburg so effective as a film is that science fiction is merely used as a tool to tell a bigger story.
Neill Blomkamp on Wikipedia
NOTE:  Being that videos routinely get pulled off of YouTube, i’ll try and keep reposting with fresh embeds.  You can also view the District 9 trailer HERE via the Apple Movie Trailer site.