Rumour is already a buzz with Neill Blomkamp’s success that a sequel to District 9 is a complete possibility. But in a recent Audio Interview Neill says he would like to explore a prequel instead.
Blomkamp stated that there wasn’t an official story for a new film yet, but indicated that the studio was certainly interested in a sequel. The director also talked about making the new film a prequel versus a sequel
While District 9 is getting a lot of good reviews and Blomkamp has proven his teeth to officially be cut, I really hope they don’t do another film of the same kind.
John already hit on this, but I wanted to share one thought. M. Night Shyamalan.
Though his films were diverse in content and themes, after Sixth Sense you could always predict a Twist at some point. After he did it twice you watch his films trying to FIND the twist, which for me took something away from his films.
Anyways, as John already pointed out, it would be a good idea for Blomkamp to move on with another film that isn’t District 9. Quite possibly not even sci-fi (some speculate that they will pursue Halo again.. I don’t see that happening)
But putting ALL that aside, and regardless of the film or director. I am just so sick of PREQUELS! They seem all the rage right now and sometimes they work, but mostly because you know where the overall story is going. Its really difficult to make a sequel that is better than the first movie, but even HARDER to make a prequel that grabs you as much as the first.
So, I know John already asked if you think a sequel was a good idea, but now considering it could possibly be a prequel, does that make you more interested or less?