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“District 9” Sequel ‘Being Written Now’ says Neill Blomkamp

We are pretty darn excited to hear that at long last, a sequel to Neill Blomkamp‘s iconic “District 9” is coming! The gritty docu-take on an alien invasion flick came out of nowhere in 2009, and remains a touchstone of the modern genre film.

In a Tweet, Blomkamp confirmed that he and co-writer Terri Tatchell. He also said that “District 9” star Sharlto Copley is writing the sequel script as well.

Tatchell and Blomkamp co-write the original film together, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. “District 9” garnering 4 nominations overall, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.

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We’re definitely curious to see what a sequel would look like, and we’ll always watch anything Blomkamp makes.

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