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District 9 director turned down Star Wars film

July 16th, 2013 by bash Comments


District 9 director Neill Blomkamp (above) turned down the chance to direct a new Star Wars film in favour of his own pet projects.

According to (via Wired), the South African was “gingerly” broached by Elysium producer and close friend Simon Kinberg for one of the spin-off films but turned down the chance.

Meanwhile, Blomkamp and wife/partner Terri Tatchell have written an 18-page treatment for a sequel to District 9.

The director was saying little on the potential story other than it is “really fucking cool” but that he’s still not prepared to commit to it.

Blomkamp’s next film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, opens on August 9.

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