Without spoiling anything, for anyone whose seen Neill Blomkamp’s recent sci-fi film District 9 it’s quite evident that the film is set up perfectly for there to be a sequel of some sort. And with it opening over the weekend with an impressive $37.4 million (it was made on a budget of just $30 million), a follow-up is at least somewhat likely. On that front, Blomkamp told Fangoria that he’d “love to make a sequel”:
“…because it’s so creatively rewarding to me; there’s just something about [the story],” the South African-born Blomkamp told Fango of his debut feature, in which aliens have been living alongside humans for the past 28 years in Johannesburg—albeit confined to a shantytown slum. “It’s my background mixed with the science fiction that I loved.
Blomkamp continued, noting that should he return to the world of District 9, he couldn’t imagine doing it without Sharlto Copley (who played the lead character Wikus Van De Merwe who is pictured above-right):
I’d really like to go back to the world of DISTRICT 9—which, without Sharlto’s character, would be a very different kind of movie. So I think automatically the two of us will be reunited again, should the public decide that this film is something they want to see and it’s successful.”
For more on District 9, check out Fangoria’s feature story here, and be sure to pick up the latest issue — #286 — of Fangoria which contains an interview with Blomkamp.