The District 9 director made a secret horror movie through the quarantine
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is back with a surprise quarantine horror film. The filmmaker hasn’t directed a feature film since Chappie 2015 and has mostly been busy making a number of short films. But Blomkamp decided to use his time during quarantine that year and secretly made a new supernatural horror film. Not much has been revealed about the film for the time, but we’re sure to find out more sooner rather than later as the cat is out of the bag.
Neill Blomkamp’s untitled horror film was shot over the summer in Canada, according to a new report. There’s no word on who is playing the lead, just that the cast was mostly Canadian actors. Neill Blomkamp personally wrote the script and it’s a project he’s supposedly wanted to do for a long time. While the details of the plot remain completely under wraps, there should be “a strong science fiction and VFX component”. This is largely in line with what we’ve expected from filmmakers over the years.
AGC Studios supported the project. The company previously worked on director Roland Emmerich’s World War II film Midway. The studio had previously teamed up with Neill Blomkamp for the thriller Inferno, in which Taylor Kitsch is involved. But the Hollywood shutdown got in the way of plans to make this film. Instead, a plan has been devised to make something smaller that could conform to current security protocols. Julian Clarke, who worked as the editor for all three previous Blomkamp features, is also on board the new film. Inferno is still in sight and the film is slated to shoot sometime in 2021.
Neill Blomkamp caused a sensation in Hollywood with his debut film District 9. Released in 2009, the inventive science fiction film generated huge box office interest on its way to a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars and $ 211 million. This was followed in 2013 by the Elysium with Matt Damon and sales of $ 286 million. Though his much larger budget ultimately hurt his profitability. Then came Chappie in 2015, which was both a critical and commercial disappointment. But while this film was being made, a plan was drawn up for the filmmaker to direct a new alien film that would bring back the original cast. Unfortunately, those plans fell apart when Ridley Scott decided to seriously do Alien: Covenant.
There is still no word on a possible release window for the secret horror film. No studio or streaming service has been announced as a distributor. But when the filming is done, we can expect it to be seen sometime in 2021. And with streaming services and studios currently starving for content after shutdown, it’s hard to imagine the movie will struggle to find a home. We will keep you updated as more details become available. This message comes to us via deadline.
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