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Juicy New District 9 Plot Details

by David

Beware of Non Humans
Empire Magazine has a new interesting interview with District 9 director Neil Blomkamp about details of the film concerning the aliens origins, their technology and look throughout the movie. Here are some excerpts from that interview on Empire Mag…..

The Aliens demeanor:

“These aliens are like ET – if he hijacked your car! Actually they’re not so much malicious as accidentally destructive. I think of them as magpies: they’ll steal something because it’s shiny. But they tear up the city and it makes Joburg’s citizens more and more angry.”

MNU’s role:

“If aliens did arrive here with all crazy technology, the first thing humans would do would be to set up something like MNU to milk them for every last cent.”

Aliens origins:

“It was really fun to come up with a big geek backstory for the aliens. The main thing is that they have a very different society to us. It’s structured like an insect hive. There’s a Queen at the top and drones make up 90% of the population.”

Hardware/Technology:

“They’ve got amazing weapons. We have thousands of pieces of artwork created by the Weta Workshop and 400 are just of the guns. I like the idea of that on their ship they have this mass armoury, stuffed with the most insane weapons we’ve ever seen.”

How they look:

“There is a lot of 80’s-style gore prosthetic work in the movie, but the aliens themselves are generally digital.”

Neil Blomkamp also talked about Peter Jackson’s support of District 9:

“Peter has complete creative control, not the studio, and is like ‘let it be what it is’, so I’m in a very lucky position of being able to make the film I want to make.“

Thanks to Empire Magazine and The Cinema Post.com for the details



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