They're calling it this year's Cloverfield, and it's not hard to see why: Directed by Peter Jackson protege Neill Blomkamp, District 9, like Cloverfield, looks to be another alien-invasion story shot on a micro budget and with a man-on-the-street sorta feel to it. Also like Cloverfield, the film has already begun its pretty clever viral marketing campaign by plastering posters in bus shelters across the country, and now they've introduced these two new videos which use footage from the film to warn people of an alien escape.

See, the film is about these aliens who come to earth in peace, but instead of working with them, we hijack their ship and quarantine them in an secluded area in South Africa while world leaders figure out what the hell to do with them. Apparently at some point the aliens escape and, well, I'd rather wait to see the movie to see what happens next. Check out both ads after the jump.

District 9 hits theaters on August 14.
categories Sci-Fi