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 »
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 »
Neill Blomkamp could never get his Alien movie off the ground, so he’s latching onto another classic sci-fi franchise instead. The District 9 and Chappie director will helm a new RoboCop movie, titled RoboCop Returns. The film is said to be both a reboot and a sequel to the original franchise.
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Chris Evans has been quite busy with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his streak as Captain America is seemingly coming to an end after Avengers 4. That means he’s going to have a lot more time on his hands for other projects, and we just found out what one of them will be.
Neill Blomkamp, the director behind District 9, Elysium and Chappie has line up his next film, and it’s not that gestating Alien project that looks dead in the water. Instead, it’s a movie called Greenland that Chris Evans will lead, and it sounds quite different from the techno-based, gritty futuristic worlds we’re used to seeing Blomkamp play in on the big screen. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Pitch Perfect 3 director talks about a potential Pitch Perfect 4
- Alien: Covenant‘s Ridley Scott compares Alien to Star Wars and Star Trek and gives an update about his planned sequel
- Neill Blomkamp says he’s “moved on” from his take on Alien 5
- A Power Rangers actor explains how his character will change in a possible sequel
- And more!
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I regret to inform you that Neill Blomkamp is at it again. The filmmaker behind District 9 and Elysium has released even more potential Alien 5 concept art, teasing the Alien sequel he never got a chance to make. Does this indicate the previously thought to be dead project might be alive again, or is Blomkamp just having some fun? Let’s speculate wildly!
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In movies like Chappie, District 9, and Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp has explored the intersection of humanity and technology. It’s a topic he returns to again and again, and it’s something he’s obsessed with as a storyteller. So it’s no surprise that Blomkamp is exploring the same concept in a new way with Adam: The Mirror, a new short film from his experimental Oats Studios that was rendered in real time entirely in the Unity game engine.
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