Why star promises District 10 won't be the usual sequel

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Sharlto Copley, the star of the hit sci-fi action movie District 9, promised a sequel in the next few years and said the story's been cooking for a while.

Speaking with Empire Magazine, Copley said:

[Director] Neill [Blomkamp] wants it, and I want it. Neill's doing another film first. Then I think if everything goes according to plan we'll do the second film in about two years' time.

Copley added that he and Blomkamp have already thought about the entire universe of the movie and any follow-up:

This thing started shooting in 2005, and before we shot the film we shot Alive in Joburg and two other shorts as part of Neill's creative development process. Those next two films actually had my character, Wikus, in them, although I wasn't called Wikus in them. So they were two parts of the development of the world and where the story was going to go and all that.

There's a million ways you can go. Neill's actually very interested in prequels as well; he's said that a few times. We wouldn't do the traditional Hollywood version of the sequel which would just be 100 aliens fighting humans.

In the meantime, Copley will be seen as "Howling Mad" Murdock in the upcoming feature-film adaptation of The A-Team, which hits screens on June 11.

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