Thanks to Peter Jackson and some intense amounts of creativity, Neil Blomkamp has become well-known for his critical sci-fi darling District 9. Already believed to be one of the best science-fiction films in recent memory, Blomkamp revealed some interest in expanding the license into other mediums – namely video games – in a recent interview with the LA Times.
“I play a lot of video games,” said Blomkamp. “The idea of District 9 as a video game stresses me out a little bit because games based on movies rarely work. And movies based on games don’t work — I don’t know what’s up with that.”
When asked whether he attached himself to the now-defunct Halo film to reverse the idea of video game films, Blomkamp responded, “Yeah, totally, that’s exactly why. But anyway, District 9 as a game would be fascinating. And I don’t want to see it happen for any sort of corporate reason or profit thing. I used to be involved in computer graphics and I love virtual environments. That’s why I like video games, really. And I think a virtual environment of the slums of Soweto is an appealing idea to me. The weapons are cool, too. I photographed the film in a way that isn’t that different than video-game perspective in some parts. So a game would be interesting to me. There’s nothing happening with it though.”
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