District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp Is Working on a AAA Multiplayer Shooter

1 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:05 ID: oo2owq
District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp Is Working on a AAA Multiplayer Shooter
2 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:08 ID: h5vk6ns

Fookin Prawns

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Fookin hate prawns

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Don’t point your tentacles at me!

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I didnt fuck a prawn man!

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Prawns go sleepy weepy!

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I could actually hear that in my head I've seen that movie so often.

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Me too, great film.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/20 15:02 ID: h5vrkq4

Hmm I'd expect a horror survival with some social comentary game from him, definitely not a multiplayer shooter....

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He's got a good eye for visual design, so I don't think this is an awful fit, but it is a crowded market.

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Yeah but i think it will be a good experience for him moving forward.

4 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:47 ID: h5vpi1r

Dude, just make the District 9 sequel already!

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I’ve been losing faith that he can make a respectable follow up, as D9 had a pretty solid ending and his work since then has seemed promising but ended up fairly forgettable (imo, of course). I really wanted to like Elysium and Chappie, and have seen both and mostly enjoyed them (holy crap Ninja can’t act, Yolandi was surprisingly decent though), but don’t have any real drive to rewatch either

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Idk, I enjoyed Elysium for what it was. Admittedly, I go a little easier on scifi flicks when I think a concept is cool.

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My wife and I both loved Chappie. It was creative and fun.

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I know what you mean. Nothing since has equalled District 9. Chappie was definitely better than Elysium, but it definitely had its faults. I rather hoped though when the prawn said he’d be back in 3 years, we’d actually get the sequel 3 years later. Still waiting…..

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You should check out the Oats Studio Vol 1. It’s a bunch of short films he has either written/directed/produced. Some good stuff there

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I think he really just needs a good script. Which is why it was so frustrating that he ended up not making Aliens 5 (which was going to bring back Hicks and Newt with Michael Biehn attached, and essentially retcon Alien3). You gotta think the people that treated David Fincher so badly on Alien3 and had him working on a film without a script that had been written and re-written and they pulled him on expecting to just be able to push him around because he was just a music video director… now that he’s David fucking Fincher, I wonder if they regret their choices and wish they’d have just let him make the Alien3 that he wanted to make.

Anyway, Blomkamp was also attached to make Robocop Returns, which would have also been a great fit. And a Halo movie as well. Any of those 3 big properties with a competent script would have been great vehicles for him, and it’s a shame that none of them came to be. I watch his short films on YouTube periodically (check them out at Oats Studios). He’s able to do a lot with a smaller budget, especially due to his familiarity with vfx. But I think Chappie and Elysium hurt his trajectory in Hollywood and he hasn’t had a film in the following 5 or 6 years since Chappie. What a shame.

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He is. He also announced the District 10 sequel script is nearing completion.

ID: h5x3ieo

Sauce? I heard this like 10 years ago

5 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:09 ID: h5vkdly

It sure makes sense to move into that crowded market.

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Who is even doing this well now? There's plenty of room for a good one.

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Battle Royales are dominating the space. Apex, Warzone and Fortnite.

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Cod, siege, csgo and BF2042 on the horizon. Who else? (maybe pubg but that's mostly PC)

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PUBG AAA multiplayer shooter? hahaha

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Does Apex count? Overwatch? Halo about to drop any time this century.

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I mean that's 4 games, including one that isn't even out yet. Doesn't feel that crowded.

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xDefiant was announced yesterday.

6 : Anonymous2021/07/20 16:06 ID: h5w0ohh


7 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:11 ID: h5vklz3

I feel like this is either gonna be really good or really bad no in-between

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im guessing it will be taken to like 75-80 percent completion and the released test footage and gameplay will look fucking bonkers real, super compelling and intensely engaging but ultimately the result will be mixed because it was greatly hampered by perfectionism and we will pine over the potential the concept could've been taken too had it actually been finished properly.

my perception of blomkamp is that he has incredible concepts and a really strong start but a weak finish where his interest wanes and he moves onto a new idea. he's good at characters and settings but really quite weak on plot. i really love his work but it always feels raw in an unfinished way, i just wish it would get developed fully.

8 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:16 ID: h5vl7m8

Chappie hero shooter incoming.

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Honestly a chappie game would be bad ass

9 : Anonymous2021/07/20 16:06 ID: h5w0sod

Better not be a chappie game…

10 : Anonymous2021/07/20 16:45 ID: h5w6cic

As much as I'd love this to be good,with the state of online games becoming money grabs left right and center, this going to be kak. Neil please be lekker and prove me wrong.

11 : Anonymous2021/07/20 17:21 ID: h5wbll6

Honestly, District 9 is structured like a game already and probably should have been a game to begin with. It's literally about a guy who gets infected with a mysterious disease that he is (obviously) compelled to cure but at the same time the disease grants him the ability to use these increasingly-dope-as-fuck alien weapons. Throughout the entire movie Wilkus comes across more and more powerful alien weapons and it is amazing. If you haven't watched it in awhile I highly recommend a rewatch and pay attention to just how videogamey the entire thing is. It will honestly disappoint you that this world was wasted on a (most likely) one-off movie.

12 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:48 ID: h5vpmkc

District 9 Sequel. Please!

13 : Anonymous2021/07/20 17:41 ID: h5weg2o

Fuck yeah let's shoot some prawns.

14 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:58 ID: h5vqyxu

You had me at AAA and then lost me immediately at multiplayer

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And to make it even better? It's free to play!

15 : Anonymous2021/07/20 16:19 ID: h5w2ogc



16 : Anonymous2021/07/20 16:42 ID: h5w5xmn


17 : Anonymous2021/07/21 00:37 ID: h5xymcg

District 10: Revenge of the Prawns

18 : Anonymous2021/07/21 14:35 ID: h609w48

I don't like this, I don't like him working on anything that its not a sequel of district 9, I need that movie

19 : Anonymous2021/07/20 17:28 ID: h5wclyh

Don't we have enough multiplayer shooters ugh. Just make another district 9 movie or a single player game that looks as good as district 9.

20 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:27 ID: h5vmq7b

Ah, was excited until I saw 'Multiplayer shooter'.

They can be fun for sure, but the market is already beyond saturated.

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It’s not saturated in good games that’s for sure.

21 : Anonymous2021/07/20 14:39 ID: h5vobha

This should be interesting. He has good taste in Sci-F, Would love to see what he's been thinking of the last decade.

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Considering his track record of projects he started and then abandoned, i'd be very surprised if this game actually gets released.

22 : Anonymous2021/07/20 15:06 ID: h5vs5cr

Half Life 3 confirmed

ID: h5w1knz

god dammit. Now I'm bitter, all over again.

😀 At least we had Marc Laidlaw's "Epistle 3" letter giving us an idea of what had been planned. Some closure is better than none? glass half-full?


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