Trailer Watch: District 9 full trailer

I just got a whole lot more excited about writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9; the new trailer (courtesy Yahoo!) reveals a much bigger, more action-packed story than I’d expected, and while I was already looking forward to a more sober, philosophical film based on the earlier trailer, this looks even better.

This new-ish official plot description explains a few things you might not quite get from the new trailer:

Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them.

Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens’ welfare — they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens’ awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA.

The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable — he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.

District 9 opens on August 14, 2009.

Related Post: Trailer Watch: District 9 teaser trailer (updated)

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 15:37 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Matt
    on 2009-07-08 at 18:49
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    I was already quite excited for this, the fact that it contains action will hopefully attract the general public… though who knows if they’ll get it.

  2. Written by Ralph Loizzo
    on 2009-07-08 at 19:16
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    Have you checked out http://d-9.com ?

  3. Written by medwards
    on 2009-07-09 at 11:48
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    I’m fairly confident Neill can do action or thoughtful with some panache. I mean we only have to look to the Halo shorts or TempBot to see good examples of both. Yellow shows that he has a good feel for merging the two, so I’m hopeful and am really looking forward to it. Admittedly it is his first long-format film that I am aware of, so it will be stepping significantly outside his body of work.

  4. Written by Lincoln
    on 2009-07-14 at 14:24
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    This movie continues to look wonderful, though I'm still skeptical as to whether it will find an audience with the general public. This trailer makes those chances look a little better. Here's hoping.

  5. Written by Lincoln
    on 2009-07-14 at 18:24
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    This movie continues to look wonderful, though I'm still skeptical as to whether it will find an audience with the general public. This trailer makes those chances look a little better. Here's hoping.

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