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Anthem: Hollywood director teases game-related project

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69   //    12 Feb 2019, 04:02 IST

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District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp is well known for his love of gaming. One of his original short films, Alive in Joburg, has game aesthetic all over it...

... and Blomkamp was originally picked by producer Peter Jackson to direct the Halo movie (the funds for that were reallocated to what eventually became District 9, which was based on the short above). So, the man clearly has video games in his creative DNA. So, this recent development is exciting, although not exactly a surprise.

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Since making his debut feature, his career has been hit and miss both critically and commercially (Hey, I liked Chappie, don't @ me), but he's always trying something new in his films. While rumours of his Alien sequel are resurfacing, Blomkamp himself teased something in regards to BioWare and EA's newest creation, Anthem.


Needless to say, because this is Twitter, speculation ran rampant. As it does.

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Other people took the opportunity to be a little more snarky.

While others just sort of seemed like they think Neill ... works for BioWare? I guess?

Even the official Anthem Twitter account seemed blindsided (emphasis on "seemed")

In the meantime, Anthem releases for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 22nd, meaning that whatever Blomkamp has planned will probably be unveiled in the next week and a half.

My money is on the earlier prediction - a live-action trailer before the game's launch. While Blomkamp never got to make his Halo film, he did get to make a few shorts to promote the franchise, so this would probably be right in his wheelhouse. But, what do you think? Share your ideas in the comments section below and let us know.

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