District 9 Sequel Filming Next Year


A District 9 sequel is reportedly in the works, and according to actor Sharlto Copley, the movie will be shooting at some point next year. This news was revealed by Copley during an interview with BroBible.


The first movie’s director and writer, Neill Blomkamp, has been very open about the fact that he’s been developing a sequel to District 9 for years. He revealed in a recent interview that he’s getting very close to getting her movie, which is being referred to as District 10, into production.

District 9’s sequel is going to start shooting next year

Neill Blomkamp Says District 9 Sequel In The Works

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We’ve now had a new update on the film from the first movie’s star, Sharlto Copley. Here’s what he had to say when he was asked about the sequel’s current state:

Yeah, man, we’ve been working. I did a draft, I sent it back to him. He’s done a draft. It’s like just tiring to find the right story. There were some things going on socio-politically that [Blomkamp] felt maybe timing-wise he didn’t want to go immediately. So maybe in like a year, year-and-a-half [we’ll begin filming]. He wants to have something to say.

So, this means that they might end up filming the sequel as early as next year. It’s been so long since the first movie was released, but ever since the film was released in cinemas, people have been asking for a sequel! Blomkamp revealed in a previous interview that he’s ”still working on it”. He’s also added that the movie will happen “within the near future.” It’s looking like things are happening as far as District 10’s concerned.

Sharlto Copley has revealed that the movie is happening

Neill Blomkamp Says District 9 Sequel In The Works

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We still don’t know much about the movie – we know nothing actually. However, the filmmaker did give us a little bit more information about what we could expect from the sequel. He revealed that it would be a stripped-down and barebones picture:

I think the approach of the first film is correct; it’s just really a question of the script. If there’s slightly more stuff happening in the script, then you need slightly more money. But I think it would still be as stripped-down and bare bones as we could make it. That becomes more nimble and more creative, and personally, I like that.

Blomkamp has teased elements of the movie’s story

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Blomkamp also gave us a little tease about what the movie’s story would be. He revealed that the movie will take cues from “a topic in American history.” Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

That script continues to be written. It’s looking good. It took a decade to figure out, to come up with a reason why to make that film as opposed to just make a sequel. There was a topic in American history that the second I realized that that fit into the world of District 9, it felt like an awesome way to do a sequel. So yeah, it continues to be developed and it’s getting a lot closer.

This is everything we know about the movie so far. Unfortunately, we have no other details to share about it. But, it sounds like things are looking good as far as District 10’s concerned.


What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching District 9’s sequel when it’s finally released? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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