'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

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Comments (12)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    Music to my ears.

    9 months agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. 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

    9 months agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  3. Josh

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

    9 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Xenon

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

    9 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  5. ejk1

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

    9 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. 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.

    9 months agoby @RexorthedestroyerFlag

  7. LuxoIII

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

    9 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  8. 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?

    9 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  9. Bane5000

    I say BRING IT ON :D

    9 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  10. Dumbumm

    YES! Finally...

    9 months agoby @DumbummFlag

  11. The Knight Has Risen

    Get to it already!

    9 months agoby @thehost91Flag