District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp Talks About His Next Project
Posted 01.06.10 by reelz
Ever since the critical and commercial success of District 9, people have been asking whether director Neill Blomkamp has plans for a sequel. Well he doesn't, as of yet, but in an interview with MTV, Blomkamp did talk a little bit about his next project.
It is science fiction, and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me. Those ideas are wrapped up inside something that is like a Hollywood action film.
I just want to make films that have enough of a budget to pull off high-level imagery but also have a budget that is low enough that I can do what I want. This next movie will cost more than District 9 but it will cost much, much less than the big summer films.
While that doesn't reveal much in the way of specifics, it does reflect upon the sociopolitical undertones of District 9, and it shows that Blomkamp isn't going to settle down into his new-found fame.
Blomkamp also said that he doesn't want to restrict himself to any one genre. He even said he'd be interested in pursuing comedy.
I can see myself doing out-there comedy like Monty Python, absolutely, I would love that. Seriously.