District 9 is the upcoming and highly-secretive Neill Blomkamp-directed sci-fi film, produced by Peter Jackson. While we haven’t seen much news on the upcoming film, Screen Rant reported at the beginning of April what the movie is all about and it sounded very interesting to say the least. Now, we finally have the official trailer for District 9 and it’s really damn cool.

The following is a brief description of the setting of the film:

“The concept involves aliens who have landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, and are living as refugees there. It has a very Cloverfield feeling to it, and is shot like a documentary, following around the MNU (essentially, the local government-run police) who are trying to keep them contained in certain areas of the city.”

Watch the trailer and see what you think:


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I love this type of movie and the trailer looks incredibly interesting. Although you can see hints of the lower budget of the film, the documentary-style helps make it feel so realistic and eerie. That one scene of the alien’s face being blurred out to conceal its identity during the interview is very creative. This is a summer movie I’m looking forward to.

This trailer, along with new trailers of Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra are attached to X-Men Origins: Wolverine which opens in theaters today.

What do you think of the trailer?

District 9 opens on August 14, 2009.