Gran Turismo director Neill Blomkamp says he doesn’t know if the District 9 sequel is getting made or not. Back in 2021, Blomkamp stated that he was working on a screenplay for District 10 along with co-writers Terri Tatchell and actor Sharlto Copley, who also starred in the first movie. However, plans have seemingly changed since then and the fate of the anticipated sequel is uncertain, at least for the time being.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, Blomkamp gave fans an update on the District 9 sequel but it wasn’t exactly good news. When speaking about District 10, the director said, “I don’t know if it’s getting made or not. I don’t know if I even want to make that right now, but at some point down the line, it’ll probably get made.”
District 9 released in 2009 and told the story of aliens (lovingly nicknamed prawns) who get stuck in South Africa as their ship hovers over the city of Johannesburg. Months pass and the aliens begin to integrate into society, often being confined to slums and harsh living conditions. That is until an inspector named Wikus Van De Merwe (played by Copley) unexpectedly contracts a virus that slowly starts to morph him into one of the prawns.
The ending of the movie left the door open for a potential sequel, though Blomkamp moved onto other sci-fi projects like Elysium and Chappie after its release.
With everything happening in Hollywood right now, we shouldn’t expect major studio projects to move forward until the dust clears. The actors union SAG-AFTRA is currently striking alongside the Writers Guild of America demanding fair wages from studios and Hollywood executives along with speaking out against the use of AI to replace human roles. This led to several movies, including Dune: Part Two, being delayed to next year amidst the strikes.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter