Now that District 9 has successfully opened number one at the box office (during a very busy weekend) with $37 million, it's time to start talking sequel. And it's not like director Neill Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson will have to force one either, since the film (without spoiling anything) sets up its follow-up beautifully toward the end. With buzz still real high and whispers of Oscar nods beginning to make their way around the internet, it shouldn't be hard for District 9 to reach between $70-90 million, which would make this small-time, no-name, foreign-made movie a huge success considering its budget was somewhere in the $30 million range.

As far as sequels go, Blomkamp is totally game. Here's a quick summary of his latest quotes on the subject:

"I would do anything to go back to the world of District 9 again. Or District 10." -- EW

"I'd love to make a sequel, because it's so creatively rewarding to me; there's just something about [the story] ... It's my background mixed with the science fiction that I loved. I'd really like to go back to the world of DISTRICT 9 -which, without Sharlto's character, would be a very different kind of movie. So I think automatically the two of us will be reunited again, should the public decide that this film is something they want to see and it's successful." --

Well, it's clear the fans want a sequel ... so long as it doesn't stray too far from the essence of this first film. Last thing we'd want is some big, shiny star-studded alien attack movie that sacrificed originality for lots of explosions and half-naked alien chicks. Or maybe you do want that?

What would you want from a District 9 sequel?

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