Sunday, August 09, 2009

ALIVE IN JOBURG [the basis for the full-length movie DISTRICT 9]

You people may have already seen the trailer of the upcoming Peter Jackson produced, Neill Blokamp directed film DISTRICT 9 (if not, there's a link below this article). Well here's the short film from which DISTRICT 9 is based. It is entitled ALIVE IN JOBURG. Watch this short film. & Enjoy...

Alive in Joburg is a science fiction short film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released in 2005 by Spy Films. This film is considered one of the reasons that Blomkamp was offered the director's job for the upcoming Halo film. However, that film has since been put on hiatus. Instead of working on Halo, the producers (Peter Jackson, decided to expand Blokamp's short film with the movie DISTRICT 9.

If you ask me, it's a good thing that the film adaptation of HALO did not work out. This opened the opportunity for Blokamp to break into Hollywood with a project that is decently original rather than starting out with a reputation that is merely riding on an existing well-known property. With a movie like DISTRICT 9, this could possibly make Blokamp an instant "gold standard" director.
[check out the trailer for DISTRICT 9 here]

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