Director Neill Blomkamp’s two latest films, ElysiumandChappiefailed to keep up the expectation he had built with his first feature and breakout successDistrict 9.The director considers both ElysiumandChappieto be a kind of spiritual technology. And after these came out,Blomkamp went on a hiatus, a consequenceDistrict 9sequel, something he had previously said was interested in making, got stalled. By the looks of things,District 10is no way near being made right now.
When theDistrict 9 came out,Blomkamp insisted that it was meant to be a stand-alone film and it was only when editing the final moments of the film he realised that he had, unwittingly,kept rooms open for a sequel.
District 9revolves around the arrival of a small population of aliens in Johannesburg (which also happens to be the director’s hometown) several years ago. By the time the film concludes, the aliens were being moved to a new area called theDistrict 10which is what lead people to believe there’ll be a sequel namedDistrict 10.This, and the fact that the first films ended on a hopeful note for the protagonist who had transformedinto one of the aliens after being infected by their technology.
Back in 2015,Director Neill Blomkamp spoke to IGNabout the hiatus. He said:
“I feel like Chappie is the end of three films that have a similar stylistic approach to them… Moving forward I would love to realise this idea of District 10 – I have every intention to do it, I just need to find the right time to do it – to not go back to Johannesburg and shoot something similar, yet.”
Blomkamp is very much interested in making a sequel, something he had made pretty clear in the days that followed the release and success of District 9.He has got ideas but they are far from seeing the day of light.
As for now, there is no officialnews regardingDistrict 10.Once something comes up, we give you an update. Stay tuned.