It’s rare for filmmakers to admit that a movie they directed didn’t work. But that’s what Neill Blomkamp just did in a fascinating interview with Den of Geek, in which the director admits that although he still loves his film Chappie, it had a variety of problems, including its inability to connect with an audience.
It seems pretty unlikely that we’ll ever see Sigourney Weaver return to the Alien franchise with director Neill Blomkamp. But we now know she’ll return to an alien type film from the director as part of his new venture, Oats Studios.
The man behind Elysium, Chappie, and District 9 is embarking on a strange new project called Oat Studios Volume 1, and although it’s a bizarre left-turn for the director in terms of how you’ll see it, a new teaser trailer for the series shows he’ll at least be treading some familiar scifi grounds.
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Not only won’t happen, Scott says it was never that close to happening. His Covenant and whatever comes after it will be the only development in the Alien universe for a while.
It’s time presidential transportation got as flashy and ridiculous as presidential politics. Luckily there’s a science fiction director up to the task.
Extremely infrequent Instagram user Neill Blomkamp took to social media this week to share an enigmatic image, with the vaguest of descriptions: “Working on new things. Currently not alien.” So what might the next project on the Chappie and District 9 director’s slate possibly be?
News of filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s hypothetical Alien movie has been swirling for the better part of two years. In that time, we’ve heard so many rumors and quotes about it that it’s hard to keep them straight. But a new one is a clear as crystal.
When Neill Blomkamp released art that he had put together for an Alien project that he wanted to work on, it was quickly greenlit, then put on the back burner when Ridley Scott announced his own Alienverse film, Alien: Covenant. According to Sigourney Weaver, Blomkamp might still get to make his film.
Some fans of James Cameron’s Aliens consider Newt the worst part of the movie: Her high-pitched scream, laughable dialogue, it can be painful. If you are one of these people, I have some potentially bad news: Newt might be the star of Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel.
Last week, word broke that Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5 was being put on hold due to ongoing work while Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 is being developed. That’s a shame, but if Fox looks at what Marvel’s been doing, they can probably have their cake and eat it too.
Image Engine, the Vancouver-based special effects company that worked on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, has posted up a VFX breakdown reel that shows just how they transformed Sharlto Copley into the film’s titular robot.
Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels will leave a lot of people wondering how this movie even exists. What kind of a universe allows such a travesty to happen? But Pixels came about because a short film went super-viral. And here are nine other films that were greenlit purely thanks to internet manias.
Chappie, the childlike super-genius robot, is the best thing about Chappie, the movie. And a large part of that is due to Sharlto Copley’s insane performance, done via motion capture. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the movie’s DVD featurettes that shows how Copley created the character.
When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward.
Sharlto Copley (District 9) brought the titular robot of Chappie to life, thanks to performance capture and director Neill Blomkamp, but as it turns out everyone wanted him dead. We spoke with the Chappie'scast — Copley, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver — about the violence they inflicted upon this adorable robot.
Here are the first-ever clips from Neill Blomkamp's Chappie movie, which are laughably devoid of any actual scenes with the titular robot. But what they do have is plenty of villains and Hugh Jackman with a mullet.