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Old 05-01-09, 08:53 AM
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District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"


HD Trailer | IMDB | 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 "Alive in Joburg" which, to me at least, makes this one of the must-see movies of this year.
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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!
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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.
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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.

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

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

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
not a good trailer at all, but it does look intriguing.
Isn't that the point of a teaser?

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.
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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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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.

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

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

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

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

Now it looks even better.
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Re: District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) Ex-Halo director fleshes out "Alive in Joburg"

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

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

Goddamn that looks slick. Color me excited.
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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.
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Yes please.

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