Neil Blomkamp, who blew everyone away this year with District 9, has just had the green light for a second science-fiction film, set to shoot in the middle of next year. Media Rights Capital will produce the story, which will have a budget that's higher than District 9's $30 million but still low by sci-fi standards.
Blomkamp himself described the film as "hopefully commercial, but it is very much a singular film, that comes directly from me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from District 9, but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm." He's now set to start writing the film and designing the digital effects pretty much today, so that the film can meet its deadline.
This is not to say that Blomkamp won't be going back to do a District 9 sequel at some point in the near future, but it won't be his next film. At this point, we're excited to see what he can come up with. We hope it has tentacles.