District 10 Starts Pre-Production, Avatar 2 Spoiler, and Mortal Engines is a Go

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The boys at Market Saw have some great updates on some highly anticipated upcoming films, including two sequels and one original. Up first, James Cameron’s “Avatar 2″, which should make even more money than the first, if that’s even possible.

A source tells MS something very interesting about the film’s plot:

“Oh and Pandora has a lot of shit coming its way. Break out the space marines, looks like some bugs need a stomping.”

Ooooh. Does this mean the humans and Na’vi actually team up this time to fight some alien invaders? It would be nice not to see us humans as the bad guys. I mean, come on, are we really THAT bad a people, James?

Anyhoo. Over to Peter Jackson land, MS has updates on two of his WETA-backed projects: “Mortal Engines” and the “District 9″ sequel, tentatively titled “District 10″.

The good news is that “Engines” is “definitely a go”, and will be based on a series of five books by Phillip Reeve that is set in a devastated post annihilation world where huge floating cities roam the skies and do battle. Holy shit.

As to “District 10″, pre-production has already begun, with the film set to shoot as early as this October on location in South Africa and New Zealand. As with the first movie, Peter Jackson will produce and Neill Blomkamp will be back in the director’s chair.

  • Andbobtom

    Re comment on Avatar (are humans really that bad?). Read ‘Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee’. And weep. Yes. I’m afraid we truly are that bad.

  • Sn0wGl0be

    I wonder when D 10 will be out…… If it comes out exactly 3 years after the first that would be perfect since (***Minorish Spoiler Alert***) Christopher promised he’s be back in 3 years time to fix Wikus. :D

  • Guest

    Your story is fake. It’s already July 2011 and we haven’t heard anything about district 10

  • John

    How about an update on these projects since you want to run stories on them. Oh, that’s right, you were just guessing about most of it.

  • Marius

    Nix you F’n looser! D10 fake story. Asshole!

  • Acidrain1976

    Aw… don’t make a District 10! What are they thinking? Leave District 9 alone!

    • thewolfkin

      While I think it could work as a solo movie, District 9 is one of the few Hollywood properties I actually would like to see a sequel for. I’m not saying it need to be a trilogy and honestly the “magic number of 3″ is getting a bit tired now, but I could love for the story to close out in a sequel. Unlike the “open” endings of The Matrix, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day for example D9′s ending did leave a bit to be returned to.