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The Bus 05-01-09 07:53 AM

District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
<img src="http://movies.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/district9/images/title_district9august14.gif">
<b><a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/district9/">HD Trailer</a></b> | <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/">IMDB</a> | 14 August 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.

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This looks extremely similar to Blomkamp's <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1185812222812358837">"Alive in Joburg"</a> which, to me at least, makes this one of the must-see movies of this year.

CKMorpheus 05-01-09 10:24 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
This looks very interesting. I'm going to have to mark it on my calendar!

mdc3000 05-01-09 01:09 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
I think the premise sounds great and the trailer did look good, but I was waiting for something MORE to really hook me that never came in that trailer... it was kind of anticlimactic, but I'm there regardless, just to see if the hype about Blomkamp is justified.

GCS 05-01-09 01:22 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Very odd trailer. Not sure what to make of it.

Hell I thought it was some documentary about something in the Middle East until they went to the "interview clip" with the creature.

Weird, very weird.

Greg

stingermck 05-01-09 02:03 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Yeah this trailer got a lot of WTF last night at Wolverine.

RyoHazuki 05-01-09 02:49 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Looks interesting but not the second coming of sci-fi. The brief bits of acting seemed kinda shaky.

mdc3000 05-01-09 06:53 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
I think if the Alien dialogue had been subtitled with him saying some really freaky cool shit, this trailer would have been WAY better. This afternoon at Wolverine it got a LOT of "what the fuck is that?" and "That looks shitty" from the fairly vocal audience.

islandclaws 05-01-09 07:39 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Looks interesting. I'm a sucker for alien flicks, so I'll probably end up checking it out.

Deftones 05-01-09 07:47 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
not a good trailer at all, but it does look intriguing.

Superman07 05-01-09 08:52 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 9420794)
not a good trailer at all, but it does look intriguing.

Isn't that the point of a teaser? :confused:

What's the backstory on the production of this? I seem to recall seeing a lot of this footage prior to Halo 3 coming out.

Solid Snake 05-01-09 09:33 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
The origianl short that he's expanding on..it's pretty damn good. It also made Jackson want to make this man the director of Halo. Politics aside..I think it would've been a good choice.

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Matthew Chmiel 05-02-09 12:34 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
From script reviews to the footage shown at ShoWest; I'd love for this film to do well, but this isn't a film made to be a blockbuster.

It's a science-fiction drama with elements of action and a slew of political and social commentary. The idea is intriguing and the short it's based on is fantastic. I hope that this film does well; but it may be too smart for the common person.

Paul1957 05-07-09 09:45 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 

Originally Posted by mdc3000 (Post 9420716)
I think if the Alien dialogue had been subtitled with him saying some really freaky cool shit, this trailer would have been WAY better. This afternoon at Wolverine it got a LOT of "what the fuck is that?" and "That looks shitty" from the fairly vocal audience.

Link to the trailer with alien subtitles and a better look at the alien:

http://mnuspreadslies.com/post.php?id=331

maingon 05-08-09 11:00 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Seen Wolverine last night and this trailer, I didnt know this was becoming a movie, I seen Blomkamps short film many times, pretty excited for this.

d2cheer 05-08-09 11:47 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Didn't Alien Nation cover a similiar theme?

Solid Snake 05-08-09 09:48 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
was that a good film btw?...was looking into Caan's filmography saw that film title, saw the trailer, and was not exactly enticed by it. Looked kinda bad. District 9 on the other hand looks like it's a damn cool film for sure...

Is there even a chance of Bloomkamp doing Halo anymore? Or is Universal and whatnot still being dicks about it?

Matthew Chmiel 07-02-09 08:31 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Someone let Chris know, TriStar got an R rating for the film and there's no plans to edit it or go for an appeal.

sauce07 07-02-09 08:42 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel (Post 9542291)
Someone let Chris know, TriStar got an R rating for the film and there's no plans to edit it or go for an appeal.

It doesn't matter, no way this movie is over 2 hours.

redrum 07-08-09 03:39 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
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The Bus 07-08-09 03:43 PM

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:drool: Now it looks even better.

Draven 07-08-09 03:52 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Um...SOLD

Indy Jones Fan 07-08-09 04:32 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
That new trailer just amped things up for sure.

lopper 07-08-09 04:39 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Goddamn that looks slick. Color me excited.

Jason 07-08-09 05:08 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
This looks great. If the mouthbreathers at ScyFy had half a brain, they would have adapted this into a series.

treszoks 07-08-09 05:43 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Yes please.

Solid Snake 07-08-09 06:17 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Well this just insured more people into seeing this..Can't wait. Hopefully this gets Universal to really do Halo...that is if it lives up to what looks like a damn fine flick.

RD1973 07-08-09 07:21 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
So far, this has been the worst summer movie season I can remember. But this movie looks absolutely awesome. I can't wait!

Giantrobo 07-08-09 07:32 PM

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Can't wait.

TomOpus 07-08-09 08:44 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
They had those "no alien" signs scattered around Comic-Con last year.... funniest spot was outside some of the bathrooms.

Peter Jackson will be making his first in-person appearance at Comic-Con in a couple weeks. He's usually sent specially-made video tapes, lamenting he wanted to be there but was working. Now, he'll be there and looks like this could be the talk of the Con.

Deftones 07-08-09 08:59 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
after seeing the new trailer during some show, it looks even better than the 1st trailer. freaking awesome.

Deep_lurk 07-08-09 11:59 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Big clip:

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Solid Snake 07-09-09 12:14 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
That's not a clip...that's the short film that Blomkamp made a while back..and now he's expanding this short film to a full on feature film. It looks different somehow though...has that been edited differently?

Supermallet 07-09-09 02:52 AM

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I'm so there.

zero 07-09-09 04:05 AM

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Solid Snake 07-09-09 07:27 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
an MNU hotline?...interesting...

press 0....

Shilex 07-09-09 08:01 AM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
I think this looks pretty damn good!

But I still have some concerns about the story. I'm a little worried they're not going to have real characters to follow and it's all going to be in this pseudo-documentary style. Even though the short film Blomkamp made was interesting, it wasn't very coherent.

Maxflier 07-09-09 01:55 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Wow, this looks awesome!

RocShemp 07-09-09 02:03 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
I'm not feeling it. I can see this being a mildly interesting short (which the original was) but I can't see it being an interesting feature length movie.

valkyrie 07-09-09 10:05 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
Damn, the new trailers is fantastic. Wasn't sure before, but I'll be there for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNr5qdQN5q4&e

Sonic 07-17-09 05:50 PM

Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"
 
This movie looks freakin awesome...for some reason seeing that huge UFO pass by the city freakin creeps me out. Gives me that feeling like Independence Day when the UFO flew over the city. I think this movie is gonna be freakin awesome...the special effects look high class.


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