What do you get when you cross an alien body horror movie with a Parks and Recreation style mockumentary? This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry revisit Neill Blomkamp’s inventive but tonally weird feature debut District 9 and imagine what the long-awaited sequel might actually look like. Prawn Swanson, anyone?
Along the way we also discuss Sharlto Copley’s incredible accent, the strange racial politics of the original movie and why we never want to make popcorn again after witnessing *that* scene.
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00:00 Intro – John thought this was a totally different film
19:50 Pitch One – District 9 2: Prawns and Recreation
40:15 Pitch Two – District 9: Prawn Origins
52:50 Listener Submissions & Episode 22 Preview