Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) has signed a new deal with Media Rights Capital, who will fund a film based on a pitch from the writer-director. Blomkamp will begin work on the screenplay and visual effects immediately. When asked about the project Blomkamp said, “MRC is letting me make the film I want to make and that is by far the most important thing here, The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, that comes directly from me. I’m not particularly interested in massive budget films, or creating huge spectacles that some young directors might be attracted to. Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me.
When asked if it would be another science fiction film like ‘District 9’ Blomkamp responded, “It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from District 9, but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.”