District 9, from first-time feature film director Neill Blomkamp, is a wonderful-looking science fiction (potential) game-changer that opens on August 14, and I’ve been hyping it up on this here blog-site for months now. Showing a new poster here, posting Blomkamp’s original short film, Alive in Joberg, there. All worthy, yet probably unnoticed. For fuck’s sake. Wake up, people…….this could very well be the biggest chin-checker of 2009.
There have been a couple effective teasers thus far, but this morning brought the film’s first official full-length, and boy is it something. If there’s still any doubt that Blomkamp would completely firebomb the game if given the chance to make his Halo film, this should give those questions a nice dirt-nap. Wait ’til you get a load of this: