Clinton Shorter Talks ‘District 9′ Soundtrack, Pre-Order Now

District 9 Soundtrack

Despite having no release date at this time, film composer Clinton Shorter’s score to District 9 is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Clinton Shorter is a film composer you’re going to hear a lot more about.  On August 24 the Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation of Film Composers to Watch will hit news stands and Shorter’s name is on the list.

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‘District 9′ Rules the Box Office

District 9

District 9’s director Neill Blomkamp recently said he’d love to make a sequel if the film was successful, jokingly throwing District 10 out there.  Perhaps we just moved one step closer to that sequel after District 9 topped the US box office with $37M in its opening weekend.

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Sci-Fi Dominates the Box Office

District 9, The Time Traveler's Wife, and G.I.Joe top the box office

District 9, The Time Traveler's Wife, and G.I.Joe top the box office

There is always the question about how the term “sci-fi” alienates potential viewers.  In television circles networks are often cautious about how they promote sci-fi series for this very reason.  Think the lack of genre identification in the early days of marketing Lost and more recently Defying Gravity.

So, as a sci-fi fan, it’s hard not to be happy when the top three domestic box office films of the moment are all of the sci-fi genre. On Friday District 9 took no.1 spot with $14.2M, The Time Traveler’s Wife came no. 2 with $7.7M, and third was G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra with $7.2M.

Taking it a step further, two of the top 5 domestic box office film’s of 2009 are also sci-fi (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is no. 1 with $395M and Star Trek is no. 5 with $255M).

Maybe it’s time to rethink that caution.

Source: Box Office Mojo

‘District 9′ Clip – Back Off

District 9

Here’s another and very cool clip from director Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated District 9.

In this one Wikus (Sharlto Copley) defends himself from a local mob boss and his gang using alien weaponry.

Watch it after the jump.

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‘District 9′ Clip – Sprayed

Sharlto Copley as Wikus in 'District 9'

Sharlto Copley as Wikus in 'District 9'

Here’s another short clip from director Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated District 9.

In this clip, Wikus (Sharlto Copley) finds a mysterious alien device that he doesn’t trust but nonetheless makes the mistake of fiddling with it…

Watch the clip after the jump.

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‘District 9′ Featurette – Weapons

District 9 - Weapons

Following is a cool but short District 9 featurette that explains whilst fictional corporation MNU (Multi National United) claims it intends to move the alien “Prawns” for humanitarian reasons, their real intention is to acquire knowledge about their weaponry.

Watch it after the jump.

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Two New ‘District 9′ TV Spots

District 9

Two new TV Spots for Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated District 9 have been released. Both contain snippets of never-before-seen footage.

Watch them after the jump.

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Three New ‘District 9′ TV Spots

District 9

Three new TV spots for District 9 have been released that include a few snippets of new footage.  They spots are mostly the same but still very cool.

Watch them after the jump.

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New ‘District 9′ Promotional Trailer

District 9

A new promotional trailer for District 9 has been released that includes all new footage.

The trailer is a kind of mashup between behind-the-scenes interviews and film footage that together provide a very concise synopsis of the story.

I should warn you that it is also quite spoilerific in that it gives a certain amount of the film plot away.  Whilst it has definitely heightened my anticipation to see the film, you should choose to watch it only if you don’t mind knowing some of the film’s surprises in advance.

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Neill Blomkamp Talks ‘District 9′ Sequel

District 9 hasn’t hit the theaters yet but in an interview with SCI FI Wire director Neill Blomkamp has admitted he’d happily make a sequel.

“If this film is successful, if audiences want another, whatever, District 10, I would love to do it,” Blomkamp said. “It’s a very personal film, and it’s a universe and a place that I find incredibly creative. I’d love to go back to that universe.”

Judging by the early buzz that the film generated at the San Diego Comic-Con, I’m guessing District 10 is virtually a given.

District 9 will hit theaters:
14 August 2009 – USA
13 August 2009 – Australia