New ‘District 9’ trailer and poster

Posted by · 5:43 pm · July 8th, 2009

Expanding on the teaser that generated much excitement among genre aficionados a few months back, comes this more revealing trailer for South African Neill Blomkamp’s freshman feature “District 9,” produced in association with Peter Jackson.

Can’t say I’m as sold on the venture as others are — and the new trailer makes it look rather broader and less enigmatic than what we were originally led to expect — but I’m always up for seeing my hometown of Johannesburg show its sun-bleached colors on screen. Represent, Joeys. (Newish one-sheet after the cut.)


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  • 1 7-08-2009 at 7:23 pm

    aaron said...

    honestly, this looks kind of corny. and the aliens look like big bugs. it just seems like cloverfield, but w/ aliens.

  • 2 7-08-2009 at 8:20 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    Peter jackson, end of story. I think it looks pretty awesome, have faith people!

  • 3 7-08-2009 at 8:21 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    New Funny People trailer Kris- post it please~!

  • 4 7-08-2009 at 8:50 pm

    tony rock said...

    wow, Guy…i think i disagree with you on every single article you write. cloverfield is underrated so i cant wait for this

  • 5 7-08-2009 at 10:44 pm

    katie said...

    It looks very very interesting. With all the overdose of crappy remakes, this kind of originality is much appreciated. Can’t wait.

  • 6 7-09-2009 at 2:05 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Tony: Vive la diffĂ©rence, I suppose. I should clarify that I’m not dismissing the film — I just don’t get quite the same level of excitement from the trailer as others do.

  • 7 7-10-2009 at 12:50 am

    PJ said...

    Mistake #1: Showing the aliens in the trailer. Better to just delay the inevitable disappointment until the actual movie; imagine if the “Independence Day” teasers had revealed those (hideous and unimaginative) aliens.