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Dakota Fanning Stars In Neill Blomkamp's New Short Zygote

The latest short film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp makes us really wish we could've seen his vision for Alien 5.

Dakota Fanning and Pablo Cantillo star in Zygote, a 20-minute sci-fi horror that features a truly grotesque and terrifying monster. The pair are the last remaining survivors in a mining facility, and they attempt to escape without being caught by a creature that's reminiscent of The Thing. You can watch the whole thing for free above.

Zygote is just the most recent installment in Blomkamp's series Oats Studios Volume 1, which is a kind of testing ground for the director to gauge audience interest in his wide-ranging and out-there ideas. Since there's very little time commitment for the actors, he's been able to work with some A-list talent so far. Sigourney Weaver stars in Rakka and Blomkamp's frequent collaborator Sharlto Copley plays the Almighty in God: Serengeti.

Meanwhile, the director recently revealed that the Alien sequel he had spent years developing is now dead.

Until we get the next short, find out why we never got to see a District 9 sequel.