Neill Blomkamp

On Waypoint Radio, Behind the Scenes With Neill Blomkamp and the Playdate

First up: Patrick chats with Panic's Cabel Sasser and Arisa Sudangnoi about the development of the Playdate, the boutique handheld with a crank. They go over how the project started, what working on one thing for nearly a decade is like, and personal crank stories. Then, Rob and Patrick sit down with filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to talk about his involvement with Gunzilla Games and their new Battle Royale game Off the Grid. They touch on the transition from film to game production, Neill's background in games, and how they plan to imbue their multiplayer game with narrative.
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District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp Reveals New Video Game

Developer Gunzilla Games has officially revealed Off the Grid, a new battle royale game slated to release in 2023. District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp joined the studio last year as its chief visionary officer, but the studio's first project was simply teased as a multiplayer shooter. Now Blomkamp and the rest of the team have revealed a lot more information about the game, and how it will set itself apart from other battle royale titles on the market. In an interview with GameSpot, Blomkamp hinted that Off the Grid will put a much larger focus on narrative.
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Neill Blomkamp Doesn’t Hold Back In Response To Denis Villeneuve’s Marvel Criticism

Damn, son. District 9 and Demonic director Neill Blomkamp has had it with directors shitting on Marvel Studios movies. Or at least, he’s had it with Dune director Denis Villeneuve doing it. Villeneuve recently called said about Marvel films that “there are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others.”, one of a few pointed criticisms he had of superhero movies as a whole. Blomkamp didn’t hold back in his response…

Neill Blomkamp Calls Denis Villeneuve A "F***ing A**hole" Over MCU Comments

In a recent series of escalating verbal shots being fired, director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) has called director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2048, Dune: Part One) a "f***ing a**hole" for the latter's apparent harsh criticism over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Villeneuve, whose long-delayed sweeping sci-fi epic Dune: Part One...

Neill Blomkamp thinks we’ll soon be able to live inside Marvel movies

Watching Demonic, the first horror film from District 9 and Elysium writer-director Neill Blomkamp, most people won’t immediately think, “How could the technology that made this movie be used to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe more interactive?” But Blomkamp foresees a future where companies like Marvel will shoot their projects like he shot Demonic, and it will change how cinema works.

Why Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ Never Happened

For a few years, every time Neill Blomkamp had a new project out, he’d talk about his proposed Alien sequel. He wanted to make a movie that ignored the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection and returned to the concepts and characters of James Cameron’s Aliens. Sigourney Weaver would have starred as Ripley, of course, but so would Michael Biehn as Hicks, a character who was previously killed off in the opening moments of David Fincher’s Alien 3.