It'll be his first film in over 5 years!
It has been reported that Neill Blomkamp, director of films like District 9 and Chappie, has finished his next film! It's being described as a "supernatural horror" film, and was shot in secret over the summer!
Not much is known about the project, but apparently it's a film the Blomkamp has wanted to make for a long, long time. He also wrote the script.
The only other real details we have so far is that it was filmed in Canada, and is starring mainly Canadian actors!
Blomkamp was originally going to shoot the film "Inferno", but production of that got halted due to the Corona-Virus. So he decided to make this smaller film instead. But he didn't make that decision lightly.
In fact, he had a lot to say about the decision and how studios operate:
"There's definitely no formula or precedent, really, for it. But it doesn't come from a place of wanting to go back to short films.
It comes from a place of wanting to be able to do what I want to do and express what I want to express without having to have brain-numbing discussions about the political studio point of view of what they think the right move is. And obviously, you can't spend tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars on large-scale feature films with an approach like this.
Definitely not at the beginning. So the short film result is simply like a function of the financial pressure - it's not that that's the goal."