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DISTRICT 9: New trailer reveals it’s way bigger than anyone expected! **UPDATED** by COOP

Posted on July 9th, 2009
Posted on July 9th, 2009

**UPDATE** call 1-866-666-6001 to leave a crank call to Sony Pictures about alien District 9 escapees and they might use your voice in their marketing campaign OR… possibly the movie???

I no longer worry about the fact that “District 9” is essentially a remake of “Alien Nation.” Not after seeing this new trailer that proves this film aspires to be more than just a faux documentary about desperate aliens trying to adjust to harsh conditions on Earth. As you will see from the trailer, this is a big-budgeted sci-fi action film. There’s definitely more to it then just a thinly-veiled allegory about the South African Apartheid. It’s got plot layers I didn’t anticipate and cool-looking special effects that explains the expensive viral marketing campaign surrounding this film. This one could be a mega blockbuster that completely catches everyone off guard.

The trailer suggests a different tone than the somber original short film that inspired “D-9,” titled “Alive in Joburg” that released in 2005. 

Before I go any further, first check out the trailer. I’ll guarantee you didn’t see this one coming…

Armored alien mechs? Rayguns? Ships disguised as junkyards? Bio-weapons? Army guys fighting aliens???

I’m sold.

I’m already speculating about the plot.  Is it an invasion film?  A story in which the South African government won’t let the aliens leave until they cough-up weapons tech, so the aliens fight to escape the planet?  Which side will we root for?

Perhaps some of these “D-9” viral videos hold some clues…

Or this one…

Or this…

There’s a lot going on here so check out these websites if you’d like to learn more…

http://www.multinationalunited.com/

http://www.mnuspreadslies.com/

http://www.d-9.com/

-C

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    1. Sebastian

      Yeah, that looks awesome! They just convinced me to see this movie.

    2. Trace

      I saw the second MNU commercial this weekend on tv! I GOTTA see this flick!

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