this movie looks awesomely epic. i for one think premise is genius.
District 9 is based on Alive in Joburg, a short film directed by Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, Simon Hansen and Shanon Worley. Copley also portrayed one of the interviewed policemen. The short film is about aliens landing in South Africa and becoming confined to a specific area and forced to work. In the movie these aliens are called "Non-Humans" and are overseen by Multi-National United (MNU), a company which is utilizing alien technology. When Dirk Michaels, a soldier working for MNU, mutates into a half human and half "Non-Human" after opening a strange tube he finds in District 9, he becomes a wanted man on both sides.