Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Alive in Joburg

If like myself you have recently seen and enjoyed District 9 from South African director Neill Blomkamp, you'll be interested to hear the history behind the film. Blomkamp recieved the backing for the film from the Lord of the Rings himself - Peter Jackson. Jackson had originally signed up Blomkamp to take the helm on his translation of video game smash hit Halo on the strength of one of his shorts, but the project fell foul of studio wrangling. Seeing the potential in the young prodigy and feeling bad for seeing his big break fall through, Jackson suggested turning his earlier short film 'Alive in Joburg', into a feature film. And the rest is history. So without further ado, head to the video below, and enjoy 'Alive in Joburg'.

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