Neill Blomkamp has written an 18-page treatment for District 10

And reveals he passed on Star Wars

With Elysium soon to hit cinemas, Neill Blomkamp is very much a man in demand, one of modern cinema’s go-to guys for original, intelligent sci-fi movies.

Fans of his work will be pleased then to learn that the director has written an 18-page treatment for District 10, a prospective sequel to his well-loved breakthrough film, District 9.

Blomkamp has co-written the script with wife and writing partner Terri Tatchell, although the two won’t give anything much away about it, suffice to say that it’s “really fucking cool”.

Whether or not the sequel will be pushed into production any time soon remains to be seen, with Blomkamp keen to leave his options open for new projects. However, it’s good to know there’s something on the back burner.

Meanwhile, Wired reports that Blomkamp passed on becoming involved in the new Star Wars sequels, as a potential director for one of their respective spin-offs.

Apparently the prospect was raised by Elysium producer Simon Kinberg, himself heavily involved in the new Star Wars series, only for Blomkamp to politely decline.

Elysium opens in the UK on 21 August 2013.

Would you be interested in District 10? Tell us, below!


    • chibik

      Jul 17th 2013, 8:58

      Smart move, declining to get involved with Star Wars – leave that one for other people to worry about. This guy has got new ideas, and the world wants to see them! Not to mention, he already got burned once with that whole Halo fiasco.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 17th 2013, 10:04

      Blomkamp directing a Han Solo spin off would have been cool.

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    • ash333

      Jul 17th 2013, 12:08

      This is great news.. I'm going out on a limb and saying District 9 is my favorite film of the last 10 years. I'll be looking forward to D10 til it's released.. Couldn't give a s**t about new Star Wars movies

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    • chibik

      Jul 17th 2013, 12:20

      @ash333: Yeah, a kindred spirit! As it stands, D9 is the champion of my collection.

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    • ilikescifi

      Jul 17th 2013, 12:55

      omg i would never pass on star wars. think about it, despite whatever Lucas has become he is/was still an independent filmmaker and his first few sci fi films totally broke the mould, on a shoestring budget. That's quite similar to Blomkamp's District 9. the pairing of Disney and JJ surely will probably produce something very homogenised

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    • ilikescifi

      Jul 17th 2013, 12:57

      'surely will probably' great grammar

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    • oliverthompson

      Jul 17th 2013, 13:10

      Well i've been wanting a sequel for district 9 for yrs

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