Neil Blomkamp, the out-of-left-field director whose big-screen debut, District 9, has earned him a place in Hollywood as a competent and capable man behind the camera has gone on record with the LA Times to state the idea of a District 9 videogame "stresses me out a little bit because games based on movies rarely work. And movies based on games don't work - I don't know what's up with that?".
When asked why, if he doesn't think movies based on games can work, he was going to direct a Halo movie Blomkamp confidently states because he thinks he's the man who could make it work.
He also talks about his love of videogames and that certain sequences in the movie were shot with videogame perspectives in-mind.
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