A District 9 Sequel Is Finally In the Works

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A sequel to 2009’s critically acclaimed, documentary-style alien blockbuster, District 9, is finally in the works. The development has been confirmed by director Neil Blomkamp, who shared the news in a short tweet noting that the film would be written by Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell. Copley played the protagonist-turned-prawn Wikus Van De Merwe in the original, while Tatchell was credited for writing District 9 alongside Blomkamp.

District 10 screenplay also being written by @sharlto @territatchell and I,” Blomkamp’s tweet reads. “Its coming…”

“Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth — not to conquer or give aid, but — to find refuge from their dying planet,” a synopsis reads. “Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens’ welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.”

The sequel to District 9 has been way overdue, not only because the original debuted over a decade ago but that Christopher promised Wikus that he would return to Earth in three years to cure his mutation and revert him back to a human being. Audiences may want to keep their expectations in check for District 10, however, as Elysium and Chappie never matched the acclaim that Blomkamp attained with his first major feature.

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