Umpteen years after first mentioning he’d like to sequelize his 2009 sci-fi ‘classic’ “District 9”, writer-director Neil Blomkamp has confirmed the aptly titled “District 10” is inching forward.
Blomkamp took to Twitter to reveal he, star Sharlto Copley and original co-writer Terri Tatchell are writing the sequel.
Inn 2017, Blomkamp told Reddit readers, “I want to go back to that world and tell rest of the story with Wikus and Christopher. The issue right now is that I have many other projects and ideas that I also want to work on and complete…..and most importantly, the exact right REASON to make District 10 needs be very clear. The first film was based so explicitly on real themes and topics from South Africa that effected [sic] me greatly growing up there, that we need to make sure the next film does not forget that.”
Blomkamp’s tried to get sequels to other peoples films – including “Alien” and “RoboCop” – off the ground in recent years, without much success, so hopefully he’ll have more luck with a follow-up to one of his own.