Neill Blomkamp's 'District 9' Gets 8-Bit Cinema Treatment

Back in 2009, the sci-fi drama District 9 made an impression on audiences, launching the career of director Neill Blomkamp with a film that was a surprising but wholly deserved nominee for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It was an original story, with incredible special effects, and it was nice to see a worthy sci-fi tale get the acclaim it deserves.

Sadly, Blomkamp has yet to reach that level of greatness with his follow-up films Elysium and Chappie, both feeling rather derivative and hollow when compared to the substance of his debut film. But instead of lamenting this fact, let's look at the 8-Bit Cinema District 9 creation that debuted earlier this month.

Here's the 8-Bit Cinema version of District 9 from CineFix:

The 8-bit version of District 9 moves quickly through the story of Wikus (Sharlto Copley), the Multinational United employee tasked with relocating some of the alien Prawns to a new internment camp. But he ends up getting caught up in a dangerous situation and finds himself infected with alien DNA, slowly transforming him and also giving him the ability to use their alien weapons.

Every single one of these 8-Bit Cinema creations makes me wish that there was a real retro-style video game for some of these movies. It's fun to watch them play out in this fashion, but it would be even more fun to play them at home.

But since we can't play the 8-bit version of District 9, we'll just have to hope that Blomkamp will actually get around to making District 10 at some point. However, Blomkamp is getting pretty focused on another film in the Alien franchise that he got involved with after posting some prospective concept art for the film without 20th Century Fox even knowing about it. Let's just hope it turns out better than Blomkamp's follow-ups to District 9.