Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trailer: District 9

This Peter Jackson-produced South African sci-fi flick about aliens living in Johannesburg slums has been generating a bit of buzz lately and looking at the trailer you can see why. The film is done in a semi-documentary style with impressive CGI effects and no name actors, kind of like Cloverfield, though not in the sense that it's completely shot from the POV of someone's handycam. Most surprising is its budget of $30 million, relatively tiny compared to usual Hollywood blockbuster standards, but visually, and effects-wise, it seems to be on par with the big-budget finish of a Transformers 2 or Terminator: Salvation. District 9 is out August 13th.

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