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Neill Blomkamp

  1. Things We Saw Today: Harvey Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Mashups)

    Objection! Overruled...

    Animator and friend-of-The Mary Sue Leigh Lahav did everyone the favor of finally tying together Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law with this year's Birdman movie in When No One Gets Your Cosplay (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance).

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  2. Rejoice, Hicksters! Michael Biehn Says He’s In for Alien 5

    Plus Sigourney Weaver being a goddess, as per ushe.

    Blomkamp might not be "undoing" Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection, but all signs do point to him bringing back at least one character from their untimely demise.

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  3. Do Real Robots and A.I. Pose the Same Problems Seen in Chappie?

    Artificial intelligence is already a part of day-to-day life in the modern world, but as capable as machines have become, we've still got some hurdles to overcome before we've got the robotic police forces and sentient AI of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie. But maybe, if we look at the advancements humanity has made in machine learning and robotics so far and what it's done for us, we can get a clearer picture of whether or future will involve harmony with the machines or running in terror.

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  4. Newfound Respect : Neill Blomkamp Admits Elysium Was Pretty Bad on Chappie Press Tour

    Look, you'd be hard-pressed to find a human being to admit they're wrong on what color a particular dress is, let alone admit their million dollar film was poop. Neill Blomkamp, I salute you!

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  5. Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Movie Will Be Direct Sequel to Aliens, Sigourney Weaver Would ‘Love’ to Star

    Now we're cooking with an incinerator unit.

    In a video interview published by Sky Movies last night, Sigourney Weaver and Chappie's Neill Blomkamp discussed that recently confirmed Alien movie the director will be making with Fox.

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  6. Breaking: Neill Blomkamp Announces Alien “Officially My Next Film” [Updated]

    FOR SERIOUS?!

    You better not be playing with our hearts, dude! After releasing some seriously impressive concept art earlier this year, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp just announced on Twitter and Instagram that his next film will officially be an addition to the Alien franchise. If this is true, we will be beyond pumped.

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  7. That Neill Blomkamp Alien Movie With Sigourney Weaver Might Be Closer to Reality Than You Think

    Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards.

    Remember when District 9 director Neill Blomkamp revealed he'd been working on concepts for a continuation of the Alien franchise? Well he's talking about it again and with some degree of seriousness.

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  8. Ripley & Her Xenomorph Space Suit Feature in Neill Blomkamp’s Drool-Worthy Alien Concept Art

    I'll take ten.

    Was District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp working on an Alien movie? Some new concept art reveals he just might have been. Now whether or not he was getting paid for it is another story...

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  9. Sigourney Weaver Joins Next Neil Blomkamp Project

    Cautiously Optimistic

    The queen of movie science fiction herself has joined the already star studded cast of Neill Blomkamp's next project Chappie.

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  10. Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: A Review of Elysium

    Review

    “Enjoyed” may be the wrong word to describe how viewers might feel about Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore sci-fi jaunt, Elysium. “Experienced” would be more apt, for this gritty dystopian vision is a tough one, hard on the eyes and adrenal system, if not much on the heart. A highly explosive action-adventure, Elysium falls prey to genre tropes more often than it blows past them, making for a well-crafted, if somewhat standard, feature. Unlike the allegorically stronger structure of Blomkamp’s big splash into Hollywood, District 9, this follow-up is thematically weaker and less substantial. It may reach for the stars, but Elysium, unfortunately, falls under its setup’s own weight. Wealthy and privileged SPOILERS are protected beneath the cut.

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  11. Elysium Space Station is Actually Totally Believable, Says NASA Scientist

    As long as science gets awesomer, and you’re around in a thousand years.

    In the future, everything is terrible – according to most movies, anyways. But Neill Blomkamp’s newest film Elysium shows us a 22nd century which isn’t entirely the worst (if you’re rich enough). In 2154, Earth’s fanciest folk have abandoned the planet’s surface, living in style on a space station. But how realistic is Blomkamp’s vision, really?

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  12. Add Elysium‘s Secretary Delacourt to the List of Characters Written for Men and Played by Women

    Gender Bendery

    Jodie Foster and Neill Blomkamp talked to Entertainment Weekly recently about the process of getting the much celebrated actress onto the production of Blomkamp's first return to the director's chair since District 9. As it turns out, even though both of them would have loved to work with the other, it almost didn't happen because her character was originally written to be male.

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  13. District 9 Creator Neill Blomkamp Has Started Writing District 10

    It Came From Outer Space

    Neill Blomkamp, the writer and director behind District 9 and the upcoming movie Elysium, recently sat down for an interview with Wired to talk about his new movie, and about what science fiction filled films he's working on for the future.  While Blomkamp is currently looking forward to the release of Elysium, and is working on the original films Chappie and Mild Oats, he has also started the script for a District 9 sequel, tentatively titled District 10.

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  14. New Elysium Trailer Might Make It My Most-Anticipated Movie of the Summer. Sorry, Pacific Rim. I Still Love You. [VIDEO]

    My Precious!

    My reaction to the first trailer for Elysium, Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9, was "<Matthew McConaughey voice>All right, all right, all right,</Matthew McConaughey voice> this looks pretty cool." My reaction to this new, longer trailer, which gives us a better look at the state of things for the 99 percenters living on Earth and the plight of poor Matt Damon? "Sweet dystopian Jesus, give it to me now.*" *Why yes, I do think in gifs. I spend too much time on Tumblr. That's what happens. (via: Deadline) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  15. Things We Saw Today: Wolverine’s Back In New Days of Future Past Set Photo

    Things We Saw Today

    Tweeted by director Bryan Singer. What did you think I meant? (MTV)

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  16. Latest Elysium Trailer Proves Neill Blomkamp Sure Does Love Garbage [Video]

    Elysium, the latest sci-fi epic from District 9's Neill Blomkamp, is essentially all about those that have everything versus those that have nothing. There's literally a floating paradise, but the poor are forced to live in the decrepit slums that make up the Earth. Also, it stars Matt Damon in some kind of exoskeleton, so how bad can it be? Regardless, there's a brand new trailer out there, and it once again reinforces the idea that Blomkamp loves to make movies about desolate wastelands full of trash.

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  17. The Elysium Trailer Has Evil Jodie Foster, Robo-Matt Damon, And a Side Order of Class Conflict [VIDEO]

    The Future Is Now!

    I've been waiting patiently for the first trailer for Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9. Now it's here, and it does not disappoint. Jodie Foster looks quite villainous as the director of Elysium, a paradisal space station where the privileged live, leaving the rest of humanity to the squalor and chaos of Earth. Matt Damon, meanwhile, is the hero who has to break into Elysium. And District 9's Sharlto Copley pops up, too! It comes out August 9th. Can't wait. (via: blastr) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  18. Things We Saw Today: This Skirt is the Gotham Skyline, Your Argument is Invalid

    Fans Do Cool Things

    Jill doesn't like skirts with this particular profile. I'm just letting you know there's less competition. (Fashionably Geek)

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  19. Things We Saw Today: A TARDIS Bookcase

    Things We Saw Today

    This TARDIS bookcase plays the Doctor Who theme song when you open the doors. I think I'm in love. Tumblr user bowtiesandginghamshirts has even posted a tutorial on how to make your very own. (via Nerd Approved)

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  20. Mysterious Video Surfaces from District 9 Director

    The mysterious little video above, which is credited to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, appeared in the most recent iPad edition of Wired magazine. Slashfilm did some sleuthing, and they may have found a clue in the form of the stamp on the side of the alien-looking swine, which reads "AGM Heartland."

    Here is what I’ve discovered. 18.12 is the number of the issue of WiReD that this video appears in. I did some searching and found out that a Beverly Hills-based company named Sable Productions Ltd. filed for the trademark “AGM Heartland” on October 18th 2010. The trademark use is labeled as: "Entertainment services by way of an online website with video, audio and textual content and images featuring characters and storylines about a fictional genetic engineering company that produces genetically engineered and altered organisms." The fact that it mentions only online and not theatrical or television makes me think it’s not related to a film project … but you never know.
    Very curious... (Slashfilm via io9)

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