‘District 9’ Sequel ‘District 10’ Has a Treatment But No Production Start Date

Neill Blomkamp talks ‘Chappie’, which begins production this fall and reunites him with Sharlto Copley.

Neill Blomkamp has an 18-page treatment for the District 9 sequel District 10
Neill Blomkamp has an 18-page treatment for the District 9 sequel District 10
Director Neill Blomkamp has good news and bad news for fans of District 9 who are clamoring for the sequel District 10. The good news is that he and co-writer Terri Tatchell have an 18-page treatment written out for the follow-up, but the bad news is the filmmaker isn't quite ready to commit to it yet.

The filmmaker wouldn't go into any specific details regarding the story, except that his idea is, "really f---ing cool."

He also spoke briefly about Chappie, which already has the director's District 9 and Elysium star Sharlto Copley confirmed to star, and Dev Patel in talks to join the cast. Here's what he had to say about the story, which centers on a sentient android robot.

"If something is as smart as you, do you treat it differently if it isn't a human? It's fairly touching. But, you know, fraught with gunfire."

Chappie is slated to begin production this fall in Johannesburg, South Africa, on a $60 million budget.

District 9 was released August 14th, 2009 and stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, Elizabeth Mkandawie, John Sumner, William Allen Young, Greg Melvill-Smith. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Sources: Wired
Tags: District 9

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  1. Brandon Perry

    Na, you have to make the sequel. The setup for it in 9 was perfect. Other then the 3 year time we were given for the return. If you leave the promise out and the experimental parts out. Then 9 alone would had been good enough. But to many questions still lume. Is war going to be declared, can he transform from alien back to human. Will he kill his wifes dad. so other then being late. it'll it'll b sick

    11 months agoby @Brandon-PerryFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    Music to my ears.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Hideki Ryuga

    Makes me wonder how many districts are out there so I can see how many sequels they can make using the same title

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  4. Josh

    @ejk1 Agreed. I don't need a sequel, but I'll still watch one.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. WongFu

    D10, I actually thought Elysium was the sequel but far into the future. It would have been better that way.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. ejk1

    I love D9, but I'm not in need of a sequel.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Rexorthedestroyer

    I think Blomkamp was smart to do another movie before district 10, even though most fans of District 9 would rather see District 10 first (myself included). But the longer the wait - the bigger the anticipation, plus more time to work out a great story, and Elysium could possibly be a trilogy setting Blomkamp to have 2 running trilogies at the same time. Smart guy - smart movies.

    2 years agoby @RexorthedestroyerFlag

  8. LuxoIII

    Cool, I guess, but I'm fine with just one and moving onto the next Blomkamp movie (Elysium, in this case)

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  9. CoreyB

    District 9 was so damn good...so cool and original. It definitely needs atleast 1 sequel...I'm not even gonna go as far as saying trilogy...maybe just one sequel. Chris Johnson gonna come back for his buddy?

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  10. Bane5000

    I say BRING IT ON :D

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  11. Dumbumm

    YES! Finally...

    2 years agoby @DumbummFlag

  12. The Knight Has Risen

    Get to it already!

    2 years agoby @thehost91Flag

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