A sequel to sci-fi movie District 9 is in the cards and it should be as unique as the original.
District 9 was an unexpected hit in the movie theaters of 2009, and according to its creators a sequel is happening and will not be anything predictable. While not officially confirmed or even in the works yet, the right people are pushing for District 9-2 (my unofficial name).
Speaking to Empire, District 9 star Sharlto Copley said: “[Director Neil Blomkamp] wants it and I want it. Neil’s doing another film first. Then I think if everything goes according to plan we’ll do the second film in about two years time.”
But don’t expect the second film to be typical. Avoiding spoilers as much as possible, an obvious storyline would be to have aliens return to Earth and to kick the dookie out of humanity for its impoliteness in the first movie. However, according to Copely: “That story can go in so many different ways. There’s a whole universe. I’m sure a lot of writers say that, but we actually have an entire universe.”
And, there are more possibilities for new stories from the District 9 universe than just sequels. “Neil’s actually very interested in prequels as well; he’s said that a few times. We wouldn’t do the traditional Hollywood version of the sequel which would just be 100 aliens fighting humans,” Copley revealed.
District 9 was easily one of the biggest surprises of 2009, presenting a new take on what an alien “invasion” would actually be like. It even partially reflected Stephen Hawking’s recent view on the reality of an alien species, even though District 9‘s wasn’t exactly powerful enough to take on the human race. With a bona fide success under their belts, Blomkamp and Copley should have warrant to make a really cool second movie too.