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.
Neill Blomkamp has an 18-page treatment for the District 9 sequel District 10
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.