District 9: Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Experience
IGN ventures into District 9 and gives the fans a chance to face Producer Peter Jackson and Director Neill Blomkamp.
Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Experience
Female: Well, what do you hope that people take away when they see
District 9 like what do you hope the reaction to be?
Peter Jackson: Well, I mean what I hope is very simple. I just hope people are
entertained change. It’s nothing wrong in that really. I just regard
film making as a form of entertaining people that’s why I go to the
movies. And I go to movies to escape real life. I love movies that
take you away from your mundane sort of existence and you’ve set
for that two or three hours. You sit and you just experience
transforming adventure where you see things you never have seen
before and you’re taken to worlds that you’ve never gone out
experienced in real life. And so I love doing films at that sort of
transporting effect. And I have that District 9 o show this people
something that they have never imagined before that they get
exited about and saying something fresh and original and
importantly that the story and the characters have a motion. And
they come a way thinking that wasn’t a bad movie.
Male: What was your favorite part of the movie?
Sharlto Copley: I have to say the fact that I could improvise was just awesome for
me, that I could do that throughout the film. And if I had to choose
moments, it was actually doing the scenes while I go out to engage
with the aliens where we are evicting them in the beginning. That
was the most kind of fun for me because we were just able to shoot
off a whole bunch of them and just totally messed around with how
we were getting them evicted.
Female: You produce, you direct and then you act, what is your favorite
thing to do?
Sharlto Copley: I wouldn’t say that this is like a favorite but I would say the acting
is the easier one. Everybody is just like trying to look of to you the
whole time and it’s the most stress-free for me. It’s a question of
arriving on sets and especially with this movie where I wasn’t able
like learning lines just like your wife, all the character.
Male: As a director, what’s your responsibility and what do you do with
Neill Blomkamp: Well, as a director, you’re pretty much in charge of everything, and
you’re going to be in charge of stuff in a day-to-day level that
obviously the process of shooting the film, the process of
conceiving the film and then the process of editing and doing
visual effects. But more importantly really than the day-to-day
decisions it gave me the whole time is trying to keep a mental
picture of the film, the overall film in your head for the whole
process that you’re making it.
Female: Okay. You’re known for doing short films, how is it—and did you
want like a full length film especially one that' can be as big as
Neill Blomkamp: Overall, I was not prepared for how difficult it is to make future
films. And especially this future film which is I have lot of
improved shot in—in Johannesburg which was a difficult area to
shoot in and a lot of visual effects with not a lot of money. So, it
was both an extremely creative film because it’s a lower budget, a
lot of creative stuff. The concept was really creative but it was
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