It’s not Cloverfield: The Second Coming
''It's not somebody running around with a camera, filming everything,'' Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. ''We have a mixture of documentary and dramatized scenes.''
“Part of the fun is learning how the alien society has taken its lead from Earth society and from its own original thoughts. The film has this documentary rawness to it,” he tells Rolling Stone.
“It's original, which is good, because the film industry today only wants to remake every 70's TV show and superhero graphic novel. District 9 is not your typical summer film."
Technically, it’s a remake of Joburg, but we’re promised that it’s different enough to count. And it has plenty of resonance for its creator.