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DISTRICT 9 prequel after Blomkamp’s next?

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
January 7th, 2010

After DISTRICT 9 came out, everyone wanted to know what Neill Blomkamp's next feature would be. We reported that his next film would be another sci-fi feature that was ready to go. In an LA Times interview with Blomkamp, he let out some details about his upcoming project, and the possibility of revisiting Johannesburg.

See what he said, after the jump!This is what Blomkamp had to say about his next project:

"...it is science fiction and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me. Those ideas are wrapped up inside something that is like a Hollywood action film...The setting for the next film takes place 150 years from now. There are two cities that I’m choosing between. They would play as themselves. They are not in South Africa."

It sounds pretty interesting to me, but this information also shows that he is staying tight-lipped about it. I'm pretty excited about what the finished product will be.

He then goes on to talk about revisiting the DISTRICT 9 universe. Originally, the buzz was that there would be a DISTRICT 9 sequel. In this interview, though, he claims that he has more interest in a prequel:

"But a sequel might be interesting. I know what I’m doing next so it wouldn’t be right away. But the concept of aliens in Johannesburg is such an appealing idea to me and the issues of race and how they meet. All of the things that I had going on with it. I wouldn’t mind messing around with it again...And Wikus is so funny to me, I’m very interested in a sort of passive racist like that. If you go forward [with his story beyond DISTRICT 9] it’s more of a traditional film but if you go backward I’d be intrigued in that. I’m not so interested in aliens coming back and blowing things up but [a prequel] might be interesting."

Of course this could always change, he might come up with a great idea for a sequel and go with that. I guess at this point, it will be a waiting game to see what comes out. I'd much rather see a continuation of the first one instead of a prequel, not that I'd complain either way.

Which would you rather see, a sequel or a prequel?

Source LA Times, via /film

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