Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Neill Blomkamp's Next Project Teases New Horrors And An Alien Invasion

Watch The First Trailer For District 9 Director's New Short Film Coming To Steam Unable to Do Alien 5, Neill Blomkamp Has Filmed a Short Film With Sigourney Weaver
Javier Burns | 03 June, 2017, 07:25

The project that made his name, District 9 also began life as a short film entitled Alive in Joburg.

The teaser gives us shots of an overgrown Eiffel Tower; some seriously creepy, lizard-like aliens; what looked like some Vietnam-era zombie soldiers; and in general, a pretty weird and grim future for humanity at large - done in the style of the short films that Blomkamp made his name with before landing District 9.

Well known for alien invasion movie District 9 and an unrealized encounter with the Aliens franchise, Neill Blomkamp is preparing sci-fi fans for the first salvo from experimental film production outfit Oats Studio. "Adapt or die, it was as simple as that", adds the voiceover.

We'll bring you more on Volume 1 and Blomkamp's other filmmaking plans as we get it.

The trailer continues with shots of a woman (played by Dakota Fanning?) shooting an alien in a red-lit corridor, American soldiers facing zombie creatures in Vietnam, and a few more shots of warfare against aliens, complete with exploding tanks and terrifying creatures.

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege
In moving to nab Hapilon, government troops underestimated the strength of the militants protecting him, and the raid went awry. Hapilon, a senior member of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom gang, is on the USA government's list of most-wanted terrorists.

Neill Blomkamp's proposed Alien 5 is probably never going to happen, but that doesn't mean that Blomkamp is finished with sci-fi.

Still, it's clear that Blomkamp is keen on using Valve's distribution platform in one way or another, with the director tweeting that "extras like 3D models/Vfx assets/concept art/all the raw footage/all music etc", could end up on Steam "for a nominal price".

Check out the Oats Studios website for... well, not MUCH more information, but presumably there will be more details there soon.

What do you think of the Oats Studios trailer?

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