When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward.
Before Neil Blomkamp was given the chance to develop District 9, he was attached the Halo movie, a movie that eventually fizzled and died over budgetary concerns. As gamers, watching District 9 was a strange experience. We were given the chance to watch this new, dazzlingly original thing, but in the back of our minds…
This is the debut trailer for Elysium, the new movie by District 9 director Neill "I nearly directed the Halo movie" Blomkamp.
At one time, director Neill Blomkamp was just the guy who was going to helm the now-on-ice Halo Hollywood flick. That movie never happened. Sci-fi hit District 9 did, and Blompkamp's career took off.
Neill Blomkamp was set to have his directing career start strong with a film adaptation of Bungie's Halo. That movie is dead—but not for a lack of trying on Blomkamp's part, who worked tirelessly on it for months.
SAN DIEGO, California – Peter Jackson has been a gamer his entire life, so when Microsoft hired him to produce the movie version of Halo, there was genuine excitement in the air.
In 2006, it was announced that a then 26-year-old South African filmmaker named Neill Blomkamp would be directing a feature film version of Halo produced by Peter Jackson.
District 9 may be about aliens and their technology, it may be directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson, but it's no Halo.