If you’re looking for a feature film debut that stands out, look no further than District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp. District 9 is based on the South African apartheid and takes place in a Johannesburg alien camp in the 1980s. Because of this, many people now perceive Earth’s visitors as an unwelcome drain on resources.
This is a story about Wikus, played by Sharlto Copley, who mistakenly transforms into one after becoming a prawn. To leave Earth, he partners up with an alien named Christopher and contacts his type.
District 9’s early popularity warranted a sequel, as did the outcome, which left more than enough room for interpretation. Even though District 10 hasn’t been released in 12 years, the fan enthusiasm in the original film has survived. Neill Blomkamp is constantly asked about District 10, but what do we know about it?
It’s more challenging to pin down a specific release date. After first revealing that District 10 was merely in the writing phase, Blomkamp updated his Twitter account in late July to indicate that the project was still developing.
Even before District 9 was launched, Blomkamp was making encouraging remarks about his sci-fi debut. Since then, Blomkamp’s other projects have been the main roadblock. Blomkamp ultimately verified District 10’s development in February 2021, a year after it was first announced. District 10 will happen unless something goes wrong.
District 10 will not be able to avoid answering two significant inquiries from District 9. First, how did things turn out on Earth after Christopher eluded capture and fled? Currently, are prawns the world’s most dominant species. Was there an effort at invasion? Or has humanity conquered the rest of Christopher’s people as well as the rest of the world? Second, Sharlto Copley’s persona is still altered, or did the extraterrestrial fulfil his promise to cure Wikus?
It’s unclear when Blomkamp got the idea for his District 10 storey, but he says it was inspired by an era in American history that hasn’t been revealed. However, it is easy to see how the treatment of Native Americans between the 17th and 19th centuries could have influenced Blomkamp’s vision for District 10.