Saturday, July 25, 2009

District 9 - shortfilm to full feature.

This a short film from Neill Blomkamp that i saw a few years ago




Now the old short film has been rewritten and is being turned into a full length film ..
here's the synopsis-

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 Africas District 9 as the worlds 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, 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, 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.




heres the 1st trailer of the full length film that will release in August




and heres the second one





the official movie site is district9movie.com but it also has another official site d-9.com , a viral campaign of sorts.. that contains various viral videos and still images, meant to augment the overall feel of the "documentary" style, favoured in the original film.
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