District 9 Sequel District 10 Has a Treatment But No Production Start Date
Director Neill Blomkamp has good news and bad news for fans of District 9 who are clamoring for the sequel District 10. The good news is that he and co-writer Terri Tatchell have an 18-page treatment written out for the follow-up, but the bad news is the filmmaker isn't quite ready to commit to it yet.
The filmmaker wouldn't go into any specific details regarding the story, except that his idea is, "really f---ing cool."
He also spoke briefly about Chappie, which already has the director's District 9 and Elysium star Sharlto Copley confirmed to star, and Dev Patel in talks to join the cast. Here's what he had to say about the story, which centers on a sentient android robot.
"If something is as smart as you, do you treat it differently if it isn't a human? It's fairly touching. But, you know, fraught with gunfire."
Chappie is slated to begin production this fall in Johannesburg, South Africa, on a $60 million budget.