Neill Blomkamp talks District 9 follow up January 7, 2010 Neill Blomkamp reveals plans for follow up to District 9 Neill Blomkamp has revealed that he is currently working on the follow up script to last year’s sleeper sci-fi hit District 9: “It is science fiction and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me,” Blomkamp said. The helmer noted that he intends to keep the budget for the untitled picture lower than traditional blockbusters, adding that he has turned down several offers to helm high-cost Hollywood productions because he wants to hang on to creative control on his movies. “This next movie will cost more than District 9 but it will cost much, much less than the big summer films. I’ve been offered films – a lot of films, in fact – with seriously high budgets, and I’ve turned them all down,” he said. “Once the budgets get bigger, you can’t do what you want as a director, unless you’re Peter Jackson or James Cameron.