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Bill Doran has secretly been working with the folks at Tested for a huge prop weapon that was unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con this year.  Take a look at the latest unveiling video of Bill’s Alien Assault Rifle from the movie District 9.

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New footage can be seen in the latest Elysium TV trailer, check it out after the jump.

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District 9, the Peter Jackson produced sci-fi social commentary flick, hit the number one spot over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $37 million.  While not spectacular for major block buster numbers, the film reportedly cost $30 million to make, with Sony/Tri-Star buying the distribution rights for $25 million.  That means as the movie gains momentum over the next couple of weeks, that there will be a lot of gravy floating around for a potential sequel if director Neill Blomkamp decides to go for it. And while you might be flying high on that news, I’ll bring you back down

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I went to see District 9 last night, and was really impressed with the entire film.  I was not aware that it was based on the short film Alive in Joberg, and if you haven’t seen District 9, and want to get a feel for what it is about, take a look at the short.

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ICv2 is reporting that Peter Jackson will make his first apperance at the San Diego Comic-Con International to promote the alien sci-fi movie District 9. District 9, which tells the story of an extraterrestrial race that lives in slums on Earth, will be released on August 14th. I find it odd that this is his first appearance at SDCC, with all the success Lord of the Rings, King Kong and other related movies have had.  But then again, if he was spending all his time going to conventions we wouldn’t have had Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and other

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