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Neill Blomkamp, the director behind films such as District 9 and Elysium, has officially entered the video games industry. Speaking to IGN, Blomkamp confirmed that he is working on a AAA multiplayer shooter with Gunzilla Games, a new studio established last year comprising talent from notable outfits such as Crytek, Ubisoft, and EA. As Gunzilla Games’ Chief Visionary Officer, Blomkamp will serve as a “an egalitarian version of being a film director” to help the development team shape the aesthetic of its new game. Gunzilla hasn’t shared any real details about its project, but Blomkamp’s resume and history as a filmmaker suggests that it will have strong sci-fi elements and a rich narrative.

Blomkamp won’t be drawn into saying more about the game, and makes clear that it doesn’t have any overt connection to any of his movie work – although he does allude to a possible setting: “I think the idea of near future science fiction is something that is really interesting. Conceptually, as well as from a visual and design point of view, that’s my favorite zone to be inside of.”

Source: IGN

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6 Comments

  1. I’m still bummed we’ll never get to see his Alien movie with Sigourney. I was really looking forward to that.

  2. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 38034, member: 87″]
    I’m still bummed we’ll never get to see his Alien movie with Sigourney. I was really looking forward to that.
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    Oh sh1t, I hadn’t even heard about that.

  3. Why do you need a hollywood director / writer for a multiplayer title where the narrative is irrelevant?

    Better yet: why do we need another multiplayer shooter?

  4. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 38039, member: 230″]
    Oh sh1t, I hadn’t even heard about that.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, they were working together on it in between Prometheus and Covenant, and the powers that be decided to cancel it and focus on Covenant instead. Here’s a decent story on it. I was following it for a few years between 2015-2019 and was pretty pissed when it got canceled.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.looper.com/400538/the-neill-blomkamp-alien-movie-we-never-got-to-see/[/URL]

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