It’s been six years since District 9 director Neill Blomkamp delivered a feature film, and it was the disappointing sci-fi action movie Chappie. But when Blomkamp returns to the big screen this year, it will be in an entirely new genre.
Demonic is a new supernatural horror thriller debuting at the end of the summer that involves a family rift between a mother and daughter and the literal demons that are at the root of their pain. Instead of coming right out of the gate with a teaser trailer, IFC Midnight has debuted some 8mm footage from the set of Demonic alongside a couple first look photos. Check it all out below. Read More »
Neill Blomkamp, of District 9 and Chappie fame, directed a horror movie in Canada last year during the pandemic that was cloaked in mystery, but now we finally know a little bit about it. The film is called Demonic, and IFC Midnight has announced that the company has picked up the U.S. distribution rights. Learn more about the project below. Read More »
Ever since District 9 hit theaters in 2009 and marked the arrival of a promising new director, Neill Blomkamp has entertained the idea of making a sequel, alluding over the years to ideas he had for the project regularly — but not officially — referred to as District 10. But the timing was never right, and most rumblings about a possible District 10 died down a few years ago. But Blomkamp gave a surprise update on the long-awaited District 9 sequel, revealing that he and writing partners Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell are in the process of writing a District 10 screenplay.
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Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene with the impressive sci-fi movie District 9, which landed a Best Picture nomination. Since then, the director hasn’t quite lived up to his debut, following that film with muddled allegories like Elysium and Chappie. Perhaps that’s why he’s shifting gears a little bit by putting together a supernatural horror movie that completed production in Canada during the pandemic over the summer. Read More »
Neill Blomkamp‘s experimental short film initiative Oats Studios was launched in 2017 as sort of a creative breeding ground for the Chappie director as well as a platform to boost up-and-coming filmmakers. A few of Blomkamp’s own short films garnered a bit of buzz — enough for one project to be crowdfunded for a feature film remake, and then cancelled — but with the newest Oats Studios film, the director steps back to let some new talent shine. Oats Studios has released Migrants, a short film by Paul Chadeisson as part of “a new playlist that will become a curated collection of our favorite short films from our favorite artists.” Watch the Migrants short film below.
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It’s been four years since District 9 director Neill Blomkamp unleashed Chappie upon the world, and he hasn’t made a feature film since. He’s had a few stops and starts, including flirtations with new Alien and RoboCop movies, and while he still has a few feature projects on his schedule, he’s mostly been spending lots of time creating experimental short films. Now he’s adding another movie to his pile: Inferno, a new science fiction thriller which will star True Detective‘s Taylor Kitsch. Read More »
RoboCop Returns is in need of a new commanding officer. More than a year after Neill Blomkamp was announced to direct a new RoboCop movie that would act as a continuation of the first film, he has confirmed that he is no longer the RoboCop Returns director. But Chappie fans can hold onto a sliver of hope: Blomkamp is already hard at work at a new horror movie.
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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp hasn’t directed a feature film since 2015’s Chappie, but he’s since become a prolific director of short films, helming ten of them in the past four years at his company, Oats Studios. Now he’s teamed up with EA for his latest short called Conviction, which is a live-action prequel to BioWare’s highly-anticipated upcoming video game Anthem.
Check out Blomkamp’s latest short film below, which continues to prove that short films are where he can truly thrive as a creative storyteller. Read More »
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We’re almost a decade removed from the record-breaking box office success of James Cameron‘s Avatar, and we’re still years away from seeing if the long-gestating Avatar 2 will reignite audiences’ interest in the fictional world of Pandora. It’ll be even longer than that before we see Avatar 4 and 5, but despite Cameron’s assertion that those planned sequels aren’t sure bets, production is apparently already underway. And the franchise has already made at least one huge improvement: Cameron and his team have ditched the Papyrus font they used in the first movie.
In a new interview, Avatar star Sigourney Weaver says she’s “busy” working on those sequels now. She also talks a little about the new character she’s playing, her experience filming Avatar 2 and 3, and whether or not we’ll ever see Alien 5 directed by Chappie filmmaker Neill Blomkamp. Read Weaver’s quotes and take a look at the new Papyrus-free Avatar logo below. Read More »
In early July, we learned that District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp will be at the helm of a new RoboCop movie called RoboCop Returns. It’s both a reboot of the franchise and a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 sci-fi classic, and if Blomkamp has his way, he’s going to get original star Peter Weller to reprise the role once again. Read More »