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After all the build-up with those "For Humans Only" posters everywhere and a tiny teaser trailer, we finally get a real glimpse at the upcoming "District 9" with this new featurette below. It has lots of footage we haven't seen yet and interviews with director Neil Blomkamp, producer Peter Jackson, and actor Sharlto Copley. This featurette reveals some of the major plot points, but I'm hoping there are still a few surprises left. "District 9" hits theaters August 14th.

"District 9" is a mockumentary set in a fictional South Africa which has been filled with Alien refugees... literally. The film is a not so subtle riff on racism and xenophobia, but with a strange sci-fi bent.

This is a "Peter Jackson Presents" production, helmed by South African director Neill Blomkamp, whose previous visual effects credits include "3000 Miles to Graceland", as well as the TV shows "Dark Angel" and "Smallville". No word on how wide the release will be, but IMDB has it pegged for August 14th, 2009. Looks pretty mindblowing to me!

It's Friday afternoon and I'm bored, so it's half-baked story time! Nazi Zombies are experiencing a rennisaince right now. There's something about taking the innocence of zombies and combining it with the pure, unadulterated evil of the nazi regime that has everyone's panties in a bind recently. Well, it's gone all the way up the ladder and it looks like Peter Jackson may be taking some on, in his long awaited return to the gory horror he was a pioneer of back in the day.

The following came from the mouth of Actor Stephen Fry on a British radio show: