Neill Blomkamp's New "Alien" Film Art

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Neill Blomkamp's New "Alien" Film Art

"District 9" and "Elysium" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp shocked the hell out of everyone last night when he used social media to drop a massive stash of concept art for a film project he says he has given up on. Not just any film either, but what appears to be a direct follow-up to James Cameron's 1986 effort "Aliens" that seemingly ignores both "Alien 3" and "Alien Resurrection.

It began with the tweet: "Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though... Woulda rocked. Was ...


More Detail About "Oldboy"

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More Detail About "Oldboy"

One distinctive, but little discussed thing about Park Chan-wook's 2003 cult classic "Oldboy" is the look of the villain.

While the character's motives and actions have been debated endlessly, Park went against type and cast a 27 year-old strikingly handsome former model (Yoo Ji-tae) who stood in stark contrast to our scruffier and decidedly older hero (Choi Min-sik).

With Spike Lee's upcoming remake, the choice of "District 9" hero and "Elysium" baddie Sharlto Copley seems al ...


Hugh Jackman Confirms To Join "Chappie"

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Hugh Jackman Confirms To Join "Chappie"

Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he has joined the cast of "District 9" and "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi feature "Chappie".

Appearing at the Zurich Film Festival, Jackman says he is headed to Johannesburg to shoot his role on the film over a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.

The story follows a robot (voiced by Sharlto Copley) who gets stolen by two gangsters (South African rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser) who plan to use him for their own gain.< ...


Neil Blomkamp Talks About "Halo" & "District 9"

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Neil Blomkamp Talks About "Halo" & "District 9"

Filmmaker Neil Blomkamp says that if it weren't for the collapse of the film adaptation of the "Halo" video game series several years ago, he would not have been able to make "District 9".

Talking with The LA Times, Blomkamp says it was the efforts of producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh that made D9 possible. The pair were set to produce "Halo," but when that film collapsed they helped Blomkamp find financing for the $30 million "District 9," a film that no studio was interested in ...


Jodie Foster's Role was for a Man in "Elysium"

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Jodie Foster's Role was for a Man in "Elysium"

In a welcome bit of gender swapping, it turns out that Jodie Foster's villain role in Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi tale "Elysium" was originally penned as a male character.

Foster tells EW that she signed on for the film as she was a huge fan of Blomkamp's previous work "District 9". Foster says: "I felt it [District 9] was a perfect movie that I wished I’d been a part of. I was just like, ‘Whatever Neill does next, I’ll do.'"

In the film, Foster plays Se ...