#Fascinating Facts

Which Galaxy The ‘District 9′ Aliens Are From And Other Fascinating Things You Might Not Know About The Film

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District 9 became an instant sci-fi classic five years ago today, and to celebrate here are 9 things you probably didn't know about the film.

#ELYSIUM

'Elysium' looks pretty badass

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Despite being a filthy South African, Neill Blomkamp previously directed District 9, which started as a short film that impressed Peter Jackson so much that Jackson hired him to make a Halo movie.

Sharlto Copley

The Awesomely Named Sharlto Copley Has Been Doing Some Serious Hinting About A 'District 9' Sequel

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Production of a District 9 sequel may be ramping up if hints dropped by star Sharlto Copley are to be believed.

MACGRUBER

Thursday Round-Up

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Macgruber has two new trailers.

WIKUS

Wikus from District 9 rocks a boombox

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According to Funny or Die, this is a little vignette called "Wikus and Charlize", which originally played as an intro clip during the South African Music Awards (which is apparently something that exists).

#Star Wars

HAPPY VALENTINE'S FROM GAMMA SQUAD

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What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a spatula parody fan art.

TED

NEILL BLOMKAMP TALKS ABOUT ALIENS

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Neill Blomkamp (District 9) was invited to TEDxVancouver to give a talk about science fiction.

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

‘IT’S NOT LIKE NIGERIANS DO EAT ALIENS’

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("Come back later, I'm busy having sex with a Nigerian.

#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

BOX OFFICE: HORROR MOVIES ARE IDIOT CRACK

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Okay, fess up: do you know anyone who saw The Final Destination this weekend.

#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: BASTERDS AND ALIENS

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(This is gonna be a hell of a bris) <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/tag/inglourious-basterds">Inglourious Basterds</a> predictably took the top spot with $37.

SEQUELS

DISTRICT 10? BUT I HAVEN’T SEEN 1 THROUGH 9

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Since District 9 made back it's entire budget <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/08/weekend-box-office-gi-joe-is-a-number-two">and then some</a> in its opening weekend, and the film had a relatively open ending [much like Zac Ephron, ZING.

#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: GI JOE IS A NUMBER TWO

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<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/tag/district-9">District 9</a>, which cost $30 million to make, earned the top spot at the box office last weekend with $37 million.

WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW: ALIENS, CARS, AND CRAP

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Opening this weekend: <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/district-9-trailer-2">District 9</a> (final trailer above) -- South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp's <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/district_9/">critically-acclaimed</a> faux-documentary about alien visitors being segregated to an alien ghetto by distrusting humans.

#TRAILERS

I THINK THE ALIENS ARE ARABS

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A lot of people are predicting Neill Blomkamp's District 9 to be the sleeper hit of the summer, and now we've got a full-length trailer.

#TRAILERS

ALIENS UNBLURRED IN ‘DISTRICT 9′

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<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/district-9-trailer-2#more-13389"> I posted <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/trailer-fordistrict-9" target="_blank">a trailer for Niell Blomkamp's District 9</a> the other day, which a lot of people are predicting to be the sleeper hit of the summer.

#TRAILERS

DARE I SAY IT, THIS ACTUALLY LOOKS KINDA COOL

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Neill Blomkamp is a dirty, stinky South African (I naturally assume the former based on the latter) filmmaker whose short films gained him a fan in Peter Jackson, who hired Blomkamp to direct the now-scrapped movie adaptation of Halo.


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