August 10, 2009 09:31:50 GMT
Taking a camera crew inside District 9, Wikus van der Merwe inspects one of the aliens' makeshift houses before getting himself in trouble.
A week shy of "District 9" theatrical debut in the U.S., a clip from the sci-fi movie has come out for viewing pleasure. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (EW), the snippet highlights on the scene which chronicles how an MNU field operative named Wikus van der Merwe contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA.
Accompanying the clip, EW included an interview with lead actor Sharlto Copley and director Neill Blomkamp as a computer graphics designer. In part of the chat, Copley confessed that Blomkamp returns Copley's favor years back when he hires Blomkamp. "I gave Neill his first job," he recalled. "And he's certainly returned the favor."
Based on short film "Alive in Joburg", "District 9" revolves around aliens that come to the Earth as refugees. Instead of finding a place to regenerate, the extraterrestrial race are forced to live in slum-like conditions in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9. Called the 'Non-Humans', they now have to work the Multi National United company (MNU).
As tension between the aliens and the humans builds up, Wikus van der Merwe contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable, for he is the key to unlock the secrets of alien technology. Taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, the movie is set to be released on August 14.
"District 9" Clip: