Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome to District 9

Back in July I noticed that the viral marketing had begun for DISTRICT 9, and today we finally get our first look with this teaser trailer. Click the ship below to check it out in glorious HD!

It was a couple of years ago now when Peter Jackson was involved in adapting the wildly successful XBOX game HALO into a feature, and had chosen Neill Blomkamp to direct. When financing fell through they decided to turn Blomkamp's short film, ALIVE IN JOBERG into a feature, and thus we have DISTRICT 9.

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

I love the look of this so far, the documentary feel, the slow reveal, plus I'm a sucker for a good viral, and the sites they've set up are massive. This is one of the few 'bigger' summer films I'm really looking forward to.

1 comment:

Jay Clarke said...

That looks, well, wow, that's looks pretty darn awesome.