'District 9' Director Neill Blomkamp Teases Series Of "Streaming" Sci-Fi Shorts

Watch The First Trailer For District 9 Director's New Short Film Coming To Steam

The projects will delve in the supernatural, from aliens to monsters, which isn't entirely surprising given Blomkamp's history, especially as he got his start with a short film about aliens, Alive in Joburg (Later District 9).

"Oats Studios Volume 1" is among the experimental short films made by Blomkamp's Oats Studios for distribution online.

Reptilian slave-master aliens abound in the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's experimental short film Oat Studios Volume 1, which looks to be a sci-fi project in a similar vein to his blockbuster about alien refugees, 2009's District 9. The trailer is loaded with tense atmosphere, freaky lizard aliens and, surprisingly, Dakota Fanning with a massive assault rifle. Now I'm imagining a world where Blomkamp can forgo movie studio supervision completely and make movies directly for gamers.

Whatever Oat Studios ends up being, we'll find out in the near future - the first volume is supposedly streaming "soon", according to the teaser.

I was blown away by Blomkamp's District 9 and I enjoyed both Chappie and Elysium. If the following preview is any indication, the return to the short film format may have reinvigorated his imagination, after two films in a row that seemed to have difficulties stretching their high-concept sci-fi ideas into feature-length narratives. "Adapt or die. It was as simple as that".

The first trailer, which is simply titled Oats: Volume 1, appears to be a science fiction tale, with shots of aliens and discussions that aliens have landed on Earth with the sole goal of wiping us out. If you want to keep up to date on Oats Studios' stuff, their Twitter account is also worth a follow.


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