District 9 is looking like it's going to be an incredible sci-fi film. One of the main things that I like about it is the fact that it is an original film, with original ideas, and original designs. If you are a fan of the sci-fi genre then this is a film for you. The movie was produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neil Blomkamp, who is most likely going to go on, and create some more great films. Here is the synopsis for the film:
Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's "District 9" as the world's nations argued over what to do with them.
Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-
National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens' welfare – they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens' awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA.
The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable – he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.
Thanks to our pals over at firstshowing we can bring you the extended TV trailer. There is also another Spot for the film that you can watch by Clicking Here. This new trailer has a bit of new footage, but it is not much different than what you have already seen. Check it out below and enjoy!
The film comes out August 14th.