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Nominations for the 2010 PGA Awards + National Society of Film Critics Names The Hurt Locker Best of 2009

The Producers Guild of America has announced the 10 films nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.  The 10 films are: Avatar, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, Star Trek, Up and Up in the Air.

Meanwhile after voting this weekend, the National Society of Film Critics awarded The Hurt Locker with Best Picture. The film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, was also awarded Best Director.  Head on over the jump to see the PGA press release, and the rest of the National Society of Film Critics winners.

Continue reading Nominations for the 2010 PGA Awards + National Society of Film Critics Names The Hurt Locker Best of 2009

Neill Blomkamp Talks District 9 Sequel

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 […]

District 9 Tops at Weekend Box Office With 37.4 Million

The Neill Blomkamp-directed/Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi film District 9 topped expectations for the weekend, grossing an impressive $37.35 million from 3,049 theaters (for a PTA of $12,251).  The $30 million-budgeted film held off G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which fell 59% with a second place $22.32 million from 4,007 theaters ($98.58 million […]

District 9 Promotional Trailer

TriStar Pictures has released a new promotional trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film District 9 from director Neill Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson.  Check it out after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading District 9 Promotional Trailer

Comic-Con 2009: District 9 Panel Impressions + New Photos

District 9Sony screened all Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 last night.  Producer Peter Jackson was also in attendance.  Here are some highlights from the panel and any follow-up analysis/interviews. [All impressions courtesy sourced site(s)]:

  • Sony screened the entire film last night during the panel.  The overall consensus seems to be that this is going to be an incredible film and many will be surprised how much they there able to accomplish with just a $30 million budget:
  • “…the quick info is that it’s fucking great…suffice it to say it’s unlike anything I’ve seen and you will not believe what they managed to do with $30 million dollars. Also, Peter told us all the aliens were CGI in the movie, and that’s another thing that I couldn’t believe. They had some close-ups that looked truly amazing and it really looks so much more expensive than that price.” [Collider]
  • “…the movie is original and unexpected, with a gritty look and visceral feel that deftly mix complex visual effects with the grim reality of a South African slum and rocking action with deep character development. The movie combines social commentary, satire and splattery R-rated sci-fi action.” [SCI FI Wire]
  • …I have to tell you this film was awesome. Every once in a while a great sci-fi film comes along that turns the genre on its a head. This felt like one of those films. It has great commentaries on society, cultural differences, prejudice, and other real world issues. But at the same time it manages to dish up special effects and gritty, nasty action that is unlike anything seen in recent memory…this film is really going to fly under the radar and knock your socks off. This is a case where the trailers and commercials have NOT ruined the movie for a change. You’re gonna love it.” [ComingSoon.net]

For complete accounts of the panel, check the source sites: Collider, SCI FI Wire and ComingSoon.net

A new batch of photos, including the one above, have been released.  I’ve included a few more after the jump.  District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading Comic-Con 2009: District 9 Panel Impressions + New Photos

New District 9 Photo

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TriStar Pictures has released a new photo from the upcoming Neill Blomkamp-directed/Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi film District 9 featuring one of the lead actors, Sharlto Copley, sporting an enormous gun.  Copley plays a government agent named Wikus who is on the run.  Check out the photo in full after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading New District 9 Photo

New District 9 Movie Trailer

TriStar Pictures has released a new trailer for the Peter Jackson-produced/Neill Blomkampdirected sci-fi film District 9.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading New District 9 Movie Trailer

District 9 Photos

district9-1-052009TriStar Pictures has officially released three photos from the Peter Jackson-produced/Neill Blomkamp-directed sci-fi film District 9.  I’ve posted one above — click to enlarge — head on over the jump to see two more.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading District 9 Photos

New District 9 Teaser Poster

district9postersmall-050809Yahoo! Movies has a new poster for District 9, the upcoming sci-fi project from producer Peter Jackson and director Neil Blomkamp.  Check it out in full after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading New District 9 Teaser Poster

District 9 Teaser Trailer (Uncensored)

district9video-050609Last week, the teaser trailer for the Neill Blomkamp-directed/Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi film District 9 was released in theaters (attached to some prints of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and released online).  That trailer was somewhat censored, however, in that they chose to obscure both the face and what the alien was saying.  That’s not the case with this newly released — uncensored — trailer which you can check out after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading District 9 Teaser Trailer (Uncensored)

District 9 Teaser Trailer

district9-050409Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the Neill Blomkamp-directed/Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi film District 9.  The secretive project is based on Blomkamp’s short-film Alive in Joburg.  Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14, 2009. Continue reading District 9 Teaser Trailer

New District 9 Photo

ComingSoon.net has an exclusive new photo from Sony TriStar’s highly secretive Neill Blomkamp-directed/Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi film, District 9. Click the above photo to for a closer look.

In light of a trailer — which will be attached to X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend (see related story) — check out the film’s viral sites at […]