District 9

2009 - 112 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 1.85 : 1
US release date: August 14, 2009
TriStar Pictures, Block / Hanson, WingNut Films
Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $37,354,308 (USA) (3,049 Screens)


In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.


Sharlto Copley - Wikus Van De Merwe
Jason Cope - Grey Bradnam - UKNR Chief Correspondent / Christopher Johnson - Nathalie Boltt
Sarah Livingstone - Sylvaine Strike
Dr Katrina McKenzie - Elizabeth Mkandawie
Interviewee - John Sumner
Les Feldman - William Allen Young
Dirk Michaels - Greg Melvill-Smit
Interviewer - Nick Blake



Director - Neill Blomkamp

Writing credits

Writer - Neill Blomkamp
Writer - Terri Tatchell


Executive producer - Bill Block
Co-producer - Philippa Boyens
Producer: Park Road Post - Tracey Brown
Producer - Carolynne Cunningham
Line producer - Trishia Downie
Co-executive producer - Elliot Ferwerda
Co-executive producer - Paul Hanson
Producer - Peter Jackson
Executive producer - Ken Kamins
Supervising producer - Michael S. Murphey
Producer: documentary unit - Mpho Gift Twala