According To Neill Blomkamp, There Could Be A Sequel To 'District 9'

The chances of a follow-up to cult film District 9 look significantly more likely following a recent Reddit AMA with director Neill Blomkamp.

It's been eight years since the movie was released and it's devoted fans are still holding up hope for a District 10.

Here's exactly what Neil said in reply a fan asking him about it: "Ok, so with District 10 the basic answer is yes. I want to go back to that world and tell rest of the story with Wikus and Christopher. The issue right now is that I have many other projects and ideas that I also want to work on and complete and most importantly, the exact right REASON to make District 10 needs be very clear.

The first film was based so explicitly on real themes and topics from South Africa that affected me greatly growing up there, that we need to make sure the next film does not forget that."

The South African-Canadian film director, 37, is currently working on the next Alien instalment and in June announced that his film production company, Oats Studios,is currently working on a short film project titled Volume 1.

Alongside the announcement, he's also posted a teaser for the project and it looks awesome:

Credit: Oats Studios

If you're wondering where all these fucked-up dystopian film projects are coming from, back in 2009 he described his pretty pessimistic world view to AV Club. He said: "You have out-of-control population growth... We are heading for the biggest train wreck our civilization has ever come across ever. Ever. And I think that, within 40 or 50 years, we'll be there.

"If your population curve is on an exponential growth, and the resources are on an exponential decline, what happens first is you get increases in wealth discrepancy, which means that you get rich pockets of gated communities with security guards outside them, and you get more and more poverty outside that area..

Credit: PA

"And the resources go down, and people start having resource wars over water and food and agriculture and arable land, and then you have Joburg in 2050. And you can see signs of it everywhere. It's just overpopulation and lack of resources. We just aren't in control of our destiny."

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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