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Neill Blomkamp Shares His Unusual Vision For District 10

Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" was released all the way back in 2009, and it was a roaring success for the first-time filmmaker. It received rave reviews and racked up over $200 million at the box office, more than outgrossing its relatively small $30 million budget. Naturally enough, talks of a sequel have persisted ever since, even as Blomkamp has moved on to other, arguably far less successful projects. Still, more questions than when a sequel would happen were left up in the air when the credits rolled on "District 9."

Indeed, the movie left off with more questions than answers. Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley) was left to fully transform in a Prawn while Christopher (Jason Cope) returned to his planet, promising to return in three years and reverse the transformation. Humanity and Earth itself were left wondering if Christopher would return to free his people or engage in an all-out war with humanity. Also, the remaining alien Prawns are moved to District 10 after the villainous MNU's experiments are revealed to the public. All of these plot developments left plenty of room for a grand, epic sequel in the form of "District 10."

However, Blomkamp may have different ideas for what a "District 10" film would look like.

Neill Blomkamp wants a 'stripped-down' District 10

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming horror film "Demonic," Blomkamp briefly touched on what he'd want a "District 10" movie to be like, and his vision was somewhat unusual for a sequel. "I think the approach of the first film is correct," he said. "I think it would still be as stripped-down and bare bones as we could make it." Given that this is the exact approach that "District 9" took, it's a little surprising that Blomkamp wouldn't potentially take advantage of a larger budget and go all-out with "District 10."

However, most of Blomkamp's output, with the notable exception of "Elysium," have been lower-budget films. Given the spectacle, special effects, and action he was able to create on a smaller budget with "District 9," as well, it does make a certain amount of sense that Blomkamp would feel more comfortable following a similar pattern with "District 10." Still, Blomkamp said nothing of when fans could expect to actually see a proper sequel to the 2009 science fiction hit, so it all seems to be hypothetical at the moment.

Regardless, it seems like Blomkamp has thought about what he'd want for a "District 10" film just as much as fans of the original, and that is definitely an encouraging sign — if nothing else.