District 9 Movie

South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who once brought us the Halo short films, has been working on District 9, his first feature film. Disctrict 9 is a sci-fi movie starring Jason Cope, Robert Hobbs and Sharlto Copley. It will be released on August 14, 2009.

“An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.
The aliens are called the ‘Non-Humans’ and are forced to work the Multi National United company (MNU for short). A kind of apartheid discriminating the non-humans has been enforced. Throughout the film, the Non-Humans will try to free themselves from MNU’s grasp.”

More information at: District 9 Movie Trailer

Thanks to Slashfilm, here below a first look at Sharlto Copley as Wikus, a Multi-National United agent who’s been infected by alien goo:
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Sharlto Copley - District 9

A viral website has been set up for District 9 (here): they were obviously inspired by Cloverfield.

Quite sure that District 9 will shape up as the surprise of this Summer. Neill Blomkamp did indeed a good job with his Halo short films and I believe he can stretch his skills to deliver a great sci-fi feature movie.

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