District 9 is one of those films that has managed to sharply divide those who pay attention to upcoming releases and the casual movie-goer. So many of my friends that will habitually catch about one film a week just as something to do have no idea why there is a sticker on the bathroom doors that say “Humans Only.”
They laugh and think it’s some sort of joke, they’re not at all aware that it’s District 9 advertising.
On the other hand, the folks I know who voraciously devour movie news on the internet and see summer blockbusters on opening day continue to build the excitement for Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson’s sci-fi summer fare.
After all, Blomkamp and Jackson were the folks who were going to bring us the Halo movie before it imploded in Development Hell. The new previews for the film show some alien fights and crazy alien tech, while G.I. Joe‘s Accelerator Suits look like a big-screen version of Spartan warriors. We’re getting pieces, and at least Blomkamp will get to prove his gumption with a late summer alien sci fi film.
USA Today has posted a new image from District 9. It shows Sharlto Copley as on-the-run agent Wikus. Wikus is hiding out in the alien internment camp, and he has a big gun.
CLICK HERE to see the whole thing, and get ready for something interesting when District 9 opens in the US on August 14th.