Peter Weller RoboCop Sequel

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 »

robocop reboot

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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Greenland Movie - Chris Evans in Snowpiercer

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 »

Sequel Bits Pitch Perfect

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
  • Power Rangers actor explains how his character will change in a possible sequel
  • And more!

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Alien 5

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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Neill Blomkamp short film

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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neill blomkamp to direct the gone world

After temporarily setting aside his film ambitions to focus on his experimental Oats Studios, Neill Blomkamp is set to return to the feature film world to helm an adaptation of the sci-fi thriller The Gone World.

Blomkamp is making a faster return to the feature films than I initially thought. It seemed like he was going through some sort of spiritual rediscovery, reminiscing over his missteps with his latest film Chappie and focusing all his creative energy on the short films and experimental projects of Oats Studios. But it seems that the allure of The Gone World is too strong, and Blomkamp is being pulled back into feature film directing.

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Elysium sequel

The year is 2013, and Neill Blomkamp is still a promising up-and-coming director riding a wave of positive buzz for his feature film debut, District 9, which earned four Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. His new follow-up film, Elysium, earns more money at the worldwide box office, but fails to garner the same level of critical praise as District 9.

The year is 2017. Blomkamp has since released the much-maligned sci-fi movie Chappie, and though he’s still making exciting short films, he seems to have lost a bit of luster on the big screen. Now Blomkamp says he’d be interested in making an Elysium 2 that clarifies some of the themes he was attempting to explore the first time around.
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neill blomkamp short

After months of teasers and social media hints, Neill Blomkamp is getting the ball rolling with his experimental short film project Oats Studios. The studio’s latest release is a creepy 22-minute sci-fi short starring Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo as they try to escape an amorphous monster in a remote outpost in the Arctic.

The short, Zygote, is the third film released by Oats Studio in the past month that has been co-written and directed by Blomkamp.

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neill blomkamp talks chappie

Every director has their hits and misses, and Neill Blomkamp is no exception. After exploding on the scene with his revelatory 2009 alien movie District 9, all eyes were on Blomkamp. He followed up with rumors about Halo and Alien movies, and two middling sci-fi films in 2013 and 2015, Elysium and Chappie. Both were blasted by critics and received tepid reactions at the box office, but only the criticism to one still stings Blomkamp to this day: Chappie.

Chappie was an intensely personal film for Blomkamp, and one that he came out of believing that he had nailed the vision he had for this film. So he was shocked by the scathing reviews, and he revealed that they still haunt him two years later.

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