Neill Blomkamp Wants To Make A Low-Budget ‘Kruger’ Spinoff

Jul 11, 2016


Elysium might not have been many people’s cup-of-tea, but Sharlto Copley‘s villainous mercenary/assassin Kruger was a delightful nasty highlight of the science fiction action film, as messy as it ended-up.

Writer-director Neill Blomkamp doesn’t seem to be done with the character, teasing to Empire Podcast last year that he’s talked with the original financiers of Elysium about developing a non-linear movie focused on Sharlto’s Kruger.


I did ask [Media Rights Capital?] who paid for Elysium, I was like “what if you did a lower budget of this where Kruger is the lead character and is absolutely non-arc, don’t expect the character to to arc, he just doesn’t, he just does a bunch of shit that’s awesome” and he was like “that does sound like that could be cool”.

I’d be totally down for a nutty action film with Kruger and his mercenary buddies doing globetrotting missions and blowing stuff up. The bigger question, will Media Rights Capital actually pay for it?

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At this point, Blomkamp has two other film projects gestating currently with both Fox’s Alien 5 on the horizon along with the adaptation of novel The Gone World.

He’s also co-producing Ruairi Robinson’s Leviathan alongside fellow producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men, Deadpool, Rogue One, Elysium, Chappie).

Would you be interested in another crazy sci-fi action film featuring this bonkers villain?




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