District 9 Trailer

I posted about director Neil Blomkamp’s amazing film Alive in Joburg at the end of of 2007, and since then the man has only blown up from there. He’s directed commercials for Nike and Adidas, and most recently been “adopted” by Peter Jackson, even given the nod to direct a movie based on the video game Halo. Sadly, the Halo film is still a mess, but until that time we have District 9 to hold us over.

District 9 is based off the previously mentioned Alive in Joburg, but this time it’s being given the full WETA treatment thanks to Pete Jackson. The movie is about a race of aliens that get stranded on earth, and begin settling in Johannesburg, South Africa. The movie explores the relationship between these alien refugees and how we deal with these “non-humans”.

The version above is the “uncensored” version because you can see the aliens face and hear what he’s saying. In the theatrical version it’s face is pixelated and there are no subtitles. Soooooo stoked for this.

Bobby

7 Comments District 9 Trailer

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  2. David J May 8, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    I saw this trailer at the beginning of Wolverine and thought it looked amazing. It was the the blurred and non-subtitled version. I was surprised seeing the subtitles and what the alien is really saying. Can’t wait to see it!

  3. jacob May 8, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Wait… so is this a full-on feature length film or is it a teaser trailer for another of Blomkamp’s shorts?

  4. eric May 8, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    So Spooky.
    How do your weapons work?

  5. Andrew May 8, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    the unblurred, subtitles really change the feel of the trailer. Originally, it felt almost aggressive (you couldn’t see the alien’s facial reaction) and the subtitles give away more than should be explained (like why does the man understand the language so well.)

    I’m cautiously optimistic that this will be more than it seems in the trailer.

  6. tara July 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    this film is very appropriate to the current south african sociopolitical climate. there is a lot of xenophobic violence here and this movie speaks on that

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