Neill Blomkamp, the director that made one of the best summer movies of 2009, District 9, has got the green light for his next sci-fi film. Honestly, who wouldn't greenlight this guys stuff? He's proved he has what it takes to make a great movie, and with very little money. The untitled sci-fi film will be funded by Media Rights Capital. There aren't many details on the film right now, but Media Rights Capital jumped on the opportunity after they heard Blomkamp's pitch.
Blomkamp recently told Variety the following,
Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from District 9, but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.
/Film did an interview with Blomkamp at Comic-Con this year, and it seems like he was really excited about this project. From the interview, we know that it's a totally original story that he came up with, it's set on another planet, it's cool, and it's very violent and very unique. It will have roughly the same budget that District 9 had, around $30 million, which is fine for Blomkamp, who has said that he's not really that interested in massive big budget films.
He is going to start writing the script and prepping the effects for the film that will most likely start production by the middle of next year. It doesn't look like Peter Jackson will be involved this time around, but don't count out Weta to do the visual effects. He also has been given full creative control on his new flick. Maybe he'll get around to making the District 9 sequel when he is done with this movie.
I can't wait to see what Blomkamp has planned for us next! What do you all think!