Neill Blomkamp Confirms Long-Planned ‘District 9’ Sequel Is Now Being Written: ‘It’s Coming’

Neill Blomkamp Confirms Long-Planned ‘District 9’ Sequel Is Now Being Written: ‘It’s Coming’
District 10,” Neill Blomkamp’s long-planned sequel to “District 9,” is taking a big leap forward in development as the filmmaker confirmed on Twitter that he is now working on the script with screenwriter Terri Tatchell and actor Sharlto Copley. Blomkamp added a single promise to fans: “It’s coming.” The director co-wrote the original “District 9” with Tatchell, and both men went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. “District 9” was a breakthrough for Blomkamp, as it earned $210 million worldwide and four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.

Blomkamp has long discussed wanting to create a sequel to “District 9,” but he spent the immediate aftermath of the film’s success developing new projects such as “Elysium” and “Chappie.” Blomkamp was also attached to an “Alien” movie that never made it past the development stage. Addressing fans during a 2017 Reddit Ama,
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