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District 9 was a huge success - the 2009 film about alien activity on earth is a staple in every sci-fi must-watch list of the last decade, so it's not really a surprise to hear that the sequel is finally, officially in the works.
The original District 9 follows the events of aliens making it to earth. 'Prawns' as they're called by the humans are treated terribly in their camp by the MNU (Multi-National United) which includes an employee called Wikus van de Merwe. After being exposed to alien fuel, Wikus starts transforming into one of the aliens himself, and his only hope becomes Christopher - a Prawn with a plan to get back to his homeworld.
District 10 screenplay also being written by @sharlto @territatchell and I. Its coming...
- Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) February 26, 2021
At the end of the film, the fate of both main characters is unresolved. We don't know if Wikus will ever be cured, nor do we know if Christopher wants to take vengeance on the humans who have tortured his people if he comes back for his colony. What we do know, however, is that the aliens on earth are being moved to a new camp, District 10 - and that's apparently the name of the next film.
According to Variety, director Neill Blomkamp, and writers, Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell are writing District 10 currently, so we'll finally discover what happens to Wikus and Christoper after all. Neill announced the film was in the works on Twitter so we know it's 100% true.
As Variety points out, Blomkamp in 2017 said in a Reddit AMA that District 10 would only be made when the time was right - and the team had the "exact right reason to make" the film. The themes of District 9 are seriously interlinked with ideas of segregation and xenophobia - a 'foreign' group of people kept in slums with military forces keeping them in line. Obviously, with the next film having yet another camp setting, it's important that the development team felt ready to continue the story and plot in a meaningful fashion after a decade.
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