Neill Blomkamp’s Next Sci-Fi Movie Gets The Greenlight

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Both critically and commercially, District 9 is one of the biggest hits of the year. Now Media Rights Capital has committed to fund filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s next film, an untitled science fiction film which will be set on another planet. Blomkamp hopes his new film will be commercial but says that “it is very much a singular film, (one) that comes directly from me.” He went on to say that it was the film he wanted to make before he went on to do District 10. Details about his new film are scare, but Variety reports that it will have a modest budget compared to other sci-fi films and that, according to Blomkamp, MRC is letting him make the film he wants to make, giving him creative freedom and ownership stake in the finished product. Blomkamp ended by saying ”I’ve got one science fiction idea that I’m absolutely in love with, which I’m pretty sure is going to be my next film. 99% sure…It’s totally original, it’s my own story…It’s set on another planet, but it’s cool. It’s violent, very violent, and very unique hopefully. We’ll see.”

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