Friday, October 23, 2009

Neill Blomkamp's Next Film Will Be A New Original Science Fiction Flick

Media Rights Capital has signed Neill Blomkamp for a new an untitled outer space sci-fi film which will go into production next year, the District 9 director/writer will have creative freedom in making the project.
“MRC is letting me make the film I want to make and that is by far the most important thing here,” Blomkamp said. “The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, that comes directly from me. `District 9’ was a bit different. I was learning the process then, under Peter Jackson’s wing. He had control, but was awesome enough to let me make the film I wanted to. Bill’s producing this with MRC, so the difference is Pete’s involvement."

Blomkamp said he’s not intimidated, being given so much creative freedom in his sophomore outing—with no Jackson this time around.

“I’m not particularly interested in massive budget films, or creating huge spectacles that some young directors might be attracted to,” he said. “Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from `District 9,’ but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.”