District 9: The Board Game

District 9: The Board Game

Weta Workshop teamed up with Trishula Entertainment to create a board game based on the movie District 9. Set in the movie’s timeline, the game has you play one of four factions, with the goal of gathering the most tech and surviving until the end.

District 9 Assault Rifle Replica

District 9 Assault Rifle Replica

WETA makes full-size dupes of the first gun Wikus fired at MNU HQ for target practice. Based on the original design by Greg Broadmore, WETA says the weapon won’t fire unless you are part prawn.

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District 9: Alternative Ending

District 9: Alternative Ending

The guys from How It Should Have Ended put their animated spin on the way that they think District 9 should have played out. Maybe it’s for the best that Wikus turned into a prawn after all.

District 9 Mini Assault Rifle

District 9 Mini Assault Rifle

While the full-size replicas have all sold out, you can get your hands on this 1/4-scale mini version of the assault rifle Wikus used to do his first target practice when he’s captured at MNU headquarters.

1:1 District 9 Gas Projector

1:1 District 9 Gas Projector

Missed out on WETA’s 1:1 scale District 9 Arc Generator? This full-size, prawn-friendly Gas Projector gun is also an exact replica from the movie; it’s limited to 200 and made from fiberglass.

Full-Size District 9 Gun

Full-Size District 9 Gun

It’s a pity this District 9 Arc Generator is sold out, because we’d love to get our hands/claws/whatever on it; the full-size movie replica is limited to 200 pieces (may require alien DNA).

Case Mod: District 9

Case Mod: District 9

Bill Owen’s District 9 case mod is Wikus-worthy: hand-weathered and distressed with rust surfacing and bullet holes, it includes the Prawn-DNA canister, alien lettering, and MNU logo.

DIY: District 9 Gun

DIY: District 9 Gun

You won’t need an alien hand to own one, but you’ll need a steady hand to make one: learn how to build your own District 9 Gun using XPS foam, Isopon P38, cardboard, and PVA glue.

Teaser: District 9

Teaser: District 9

Above: District 9 finally gets a teaser trailer; based on 2005 short film Alive in Joburg, it’s being produced by LOTR’s Peter Jackson and tells the story of alien refugees in South Africa.

Trek x Armstrong District

Trek x Armstrong District

Trek teams up with Lance Armstrong for a one-of-a-kind custom version of their District Carbon bike; it features a yellow belt drive, Pauls brake levers, matte finish, and chopped bars.

Featurette: 9

Featurette: 9

With the success of District 9, we hope you haven’t forgotten about the other 9: Tim Burton, Elijah Wood and Shane Acker give us a brief rundown of the film, which hits theaters 9/9.

Conviction: An Anthem Trailer

Conviction: An Anthem Trailer

Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) presents a dramatic live-action promotional clip for the upcoming game Anthem. It’s way more sizzle than steak, but man it’s some good sizzle. The game drops 2/22/19, so we won’t have to wait long to figure out how it plays into the story.

Praetoria

Praetoria

Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, CHAPPiE, Elysium) is back with another visually-stunning CGI short film from his indie Oats Studios project. This is just a 2-minute tease of what they’re calling “a huge galactic story” We really hope we get to see more of this.

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Rakka

Rakka

(Gore) Sigourney Weaver stars in the first short film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios. Set in 2020, Rakka presents the invasion of Earth by a brutal alien race through different perspectives. You can support Oats by buying their films’ assets on Steam.

The Surge

The Surge

Target. Loot. Equip Bloodborne meets District 9 in this action RPG for the PS4. In The Surge, you acquire weapons and armor from your enemies by carefully targeting parts of their body. But sometimes you’ll have to choose between sweet loot and staying alive. Drops 5/16/17.

Sundays

Sundays

Set in a futuristic and dystopic Mexico, this proof-of-concept short is about a man who figures out that the world is not what it seems. We’re not convinced that it’s as profound as it seems, but its mix of District 9 and The Matrix is intriguing.

Chappie (Trailer)

Chappie (Trailer)

From director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) comes a drama about a robot child created specifically to learn, adapt and feel like a human being. Starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.

Open Grave (Trailer)

Open Grave (Trailer)

An intriguing thriller about a man (played by District 9 and Elysium’s Sharlto Copley) who wakes up in a mass grave with no recollection of who he is and how he got there. He soon meets a group of people in the same predicament.

Elysium (Trailer)

Elysium (Trailer)

Neill Blomkamp’s first film since the awesome District 9 puts the elite on an idyllic world with no disease, poverty, or war. Everyone else is stuck here on good old, terrible Earth. Stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Out 8/9/13.

Neill Blomkamp Mystery Teaser

Neill Blomkamp Mystery Teaser

The director of District 9 is up to something, but we don’t know what. This hidden teaser showed up in the latest iPad issue of Wired, and all we know is that it’s creepy, and leaves us wanting for more.

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Funny: Wikus and Charlize

Funny: Wikus and Charlize

The brilliantly awkward Sharlto Copley, aka District 9’s Wikus van der Merwe, appeals to fellow South African Charlize Theron to present with him at the South African Music Awards.

Short Film Trailer: Pumzi

Short Film Trailer: Pumzi

Pumzi is a 21 minute Kenyan sci-fi short film that is as sexy as it is sophisticated; it’s directed by Kenyan Wanuri Kahiu and funded by a producer of Alive in Joburg (District 9’s predecessor).

Remote Choir

Remote Choir

A group of students form California’s Chino Valley Unified School District were supposed to have a live choir performance, but their show was canceled due to COVID-19. But they turned lemons into lemonade by recording each of their parts of Somewhere Over the Rainbow at home, then posted the mix for the world to enjoy.

Apollo Launch Projection Mapping

Apollo Launch Projection Mapping

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the talented visual artists of 59 Productions created an incredible projection mapping on the Washington Monument that replicated the launch of the Saturn V rocket and its mission to the moon. Drew Geraci of District 7 Media shared this pristine 4K footage of the event.

Structure

Structure

Drew Geraci presents an eye-popping macrophotographic look at items like salt, pepper, fruits, and vegetables. He captured the 1000x magnifications using a microscope, a Sony A9 camera, and devised a tiny slider rig to smoothly move the microscope’s tray.

We Happy Few (Trailer 2)

We Happy Few (Trailer 2)

“Don’t forget to take your Joy, and drink plenty of water too. Good thing there’s Joy in the water eh?” Our latest trailer at the roguelike first-person dystopian adventure We Happy Few introduces us to Wellington’s residents and districts.

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