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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions in ‘District 9’

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 28, 2009

District 9 is an upcoming science fiction film produced by Peter Jackson, set for an August 14th release date and will be distributed by Sony’s Tristar Pictures.

  district 9

 It takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa; aliens made first contact with Earth twenty-eight years prior while humanity waited for the hostile attack or for giant advances in technology, though neither came. Instead, the aliens that arrived were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them. Patience over the alien situation ran out and control over them was contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens’ welfare.

   MNU stands to receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens’ advanced weaponry work, but have failed because it requires alien DNA. Tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), 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 unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Van der Merwe becomes ostracized and friendless and hides amongst the creatures locked within District 9.

Make Up Department
  Donald Brooker … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Daniel Cockersell … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Joe Dunckley … prosthetics effects supervisor
  Ben Hawker … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Thebe Malatse … assistant makeup artist
  Antony McMullen … prosthetic artist: WETA Workshop
  Matt Patte … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Frances Richardson … makeup effects supervisor: WETA Workshop
  Sarah Rubano … prosthetics makeup supervisor
  Charlie Runge … assistant makeup artist
  Eden Small … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Greg Tozer … makeup effects & prosthetics: WETA Workshop
  Leon von Solms … makeup/hair supervisor


Special Effects DepartmentGoreMaster Makeup Effects Manual
  David Barkes … special effects coordinator: additional photography
  Doug Falconer … special effects technician: New Zealand
  Steve Ingram … special effects supervisor: New Zealand
  Gareth J. Jensen … creature painter
  Joel McGowan … special effects technician: additional photography
  Phil McLaren … special effects technician: New Zealand
  Carlos Slater … special effects technician

Mark Gorelord – GoreMaster.com News



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