It seems that the director of one of the biggest sci-fi hits of last year is interested in a follow-up film. The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex Blog recently spoke with District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who spoke about his interest in either a sequel or a prequel film.
But a sequel might be interesting. I know what I'm doing next so it wouldn't be right away. But the concept of aliens in Johannesburg is such an appealing idea to me and the issues of race and how they meet. All of the things that I had going on with it. I wouldn't mind messing around with it again. I'm open to it if the story works and there's a reason to do it. And [Copley's character] Wikus is so funny to me, I'm very interested in a sort of passive racist like that. If you go forward [with his story beyond District 9] it's more of a traditional film but if you go backward I'd be intrigued in that. I'm not so interested in aliens coming back and blowing things up but [a prequel] might be interesting.
As for that next film he mentioned, Blomkamp wouldn't give any specific details, but he did reveal a few details.
The setting for the next film takes place 150 years from now. There are two cities that I'm choosing between. They would play as themselves. They are not in South Africa. The success of District 9 has made things a lot easier. I can get other things made.
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