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Blomkamp's ADAM: THE MIRROR Changes Things Up ...

Director Neill Blomkamp breaks some different ground with his latest Oats Studio short film, Adam: The Mirror. It's the first of this series of shorts not done in live action, for one thing, with the entire short animated and rendered...

Neill Blomkamp Tackles Creature Features With ZYGOTE Short

Ever wondered how Dakota Fanning would fare against a hideous abomination ‘Frankensteined’ together from a multitude of limbs harvested from several bodies? Well, you’re in luck because so has mad scientist Neill Blomkamp! What the latest Oats offering lacks in...

Blomkamp Enters The FIREBASE With Latest Short Film

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp returns with the second short film from his new Oats Sudio released for free online. And after the alien invasion story of his first Oats effort, Blomkamp this time turns to the past with a...

Watch Neill Blomkamp's RAKKA Now!

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp drew a whole lot of attention with news of his new independent studio project Oats over the past couple weeks and why not? When the director of one of the most critically acclaimed scifi films...

Neill Blomkamp Sows His Oats With New Short Films

Having gone through the big budget grinder to varying degrees of success over his feature career, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is getting back to his roots. Which, in his case, means making cool stuff the way he wats to,...

BMW Films' THE HIRE Gets A New Chapter With Clive Owen

Back in 2001, automaker BMW spent a fair bit of money to hire A-list directors to write, produce and shoot a series of short films that had only one stipulation: Clive Owen had to drive a BMW in them at...

THE LEVIATHAN: Simon Kinberg And Neill Blomkamp Join As Producers

Things are ramping up for Ruairi Robinson's potentially awesome sci-fi pic, The Leviathan. It has only been a short while since the director dropped his proof of concept like an atomic bomb last week, clocking in over 1 million views already....

Destroy All Monsters: ALIENS And The Burden Of Canon

Having now - I hope! - been convinced that Neill Blomkamp's comments last week (re: removing Alien3 and Alien Resurrection from the Alien franchise's continuity for his forthcoming Alien 5 sequel) were taken out of context or otherwise misconstrued, a...

Review: CHAPPIE, Thug Life Doesn't Pay Off

Neill Blomkamp is on everyone's radar now that he's been chosen to direct the new Alien movie. His latest effort, Chappie, might fuel the raging debate, as it shows a weird mixture of sci-fi within the gangsta universe of rap...

Neill Blomkamp Takes On ALIEN

Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium, and the imminent Chappie, appears to not only have landed an Alien movie, but to have enticed Sigourney Weaver to return to the franchise.Next to nothing is known about the project other than it...

CHAPPIE: New UK Trailer And Other Tidbits Offer A Deeper Look

As director Neill Blomkamp is wont to do, details about Chappie have been scarce up until now. However, with the film fast approaching we are starting to see a flurry of trailers and articles with fresh insights.In addition to the...

New Trailer: "If You Want To Survive CHAPPIE, You Must Fight!"

The new Chappie trailer up!More robots. More explosions. Less Die Antwoord. A lot more Jackman (sporting his full Aussie accent), Patel, and Weaver.  And a whole lotta Sharlto Copley's Chappie bringing the fight!This one drops March 6th, and as is...

I Am Consciousness. I Am Alive. I Am CHAPPIE. We Have Our First Trailer!

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Chappie poster comes our first trailer.It looks like we have another heady science fiction treatment by Neill Blomkamp, with little of the rumoured humour in the film showing face in this trailer. Plenty of heart...

First Poster For Blomkamp's CHAPPIE

He's carved out a reputation as arguably the leading purveyor of high octane science fiction laced with heady ideas in the world today, more or less occupying the space that Steven Spielberg filled in his earlier days. And now it...

Die Antwoord and Neill Blomkamp Wrap on CHAPPIE

Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er have recently wrapped on Chappie, Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi comedy. They play themselves as the film's (human) leads, with Sharlto Copley voicing the film's robot namesake. This South African acting triad will be accompanied...

Blomkamp's CHAPPIE Underway And Those Die Antwoord Stories Were Very Much True

It was back in May that Twitch reported on stories that South African director Neill Blomkamp had tapped his nation's biggest musical export - Die Antwoord - to star in his upcoming third film Chappie. The news was widely met...

Fifteen Unfilmable Novels And The Directors Who Should Try Anyway

Ah, the 'unfilmable' novel. Go back ten or fifteen years and it seems everyone had some sort of list of great novels that could never be brought to the screen. The limitations at the time were largely technical and in...

Neill Blomkamp's CHAPPIE to Star Sharlto Copley and Die Antwoord

Two years ago we reported that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp had another film greenlit after Elysium, no mean feat given that at that point the shoot of his big-budgeted sci-fi epic had yet to start. And then all went quiet...

Watch The First Trailer For Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM

The expectations placed on Neill Blomkamp's Elysium are staggering. On the back of his debut feature, District 9, Blomkamp has been widely hailed not only as a visionary but something far more difficult: A director who can mesh mass entertainment...

Matt Damon's Mech Suit Is The Star Of First ELYSIUM Poster

You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the first trailer for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, but the first poster has arrived today to whet the appetite. And true to what is clearly shaping up to be Blomkamp's...