Neill Blomkamp jumps into game development

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By Aron Gerencser July 21, 2021

The South African-Canadian director joined Gunzilla recently as Chief Visionary Officer and is working on the studio's first shooter.

Blomkamp made a name for himself with his first feature film, District 9, and went on to direct and write Elysium and Chappie, with his fourth feature film Demonic debuting later this year.

Alongside these blockbusters, he has also created many short films, with the most popular ones produced under the Oats Studios label.

Blomkamp's work is famous and widely praised for the impressive visual effects on display.

While the filmmaker is an avid gamer and has come into the industry's orbit before during his collaboration with Peter Jackson on a cancelled Halo project, he admitted to having no experience with game development.

His position at Gunzilla as the never before used "Chief Visionary Officer" was described by Blomkamp as "an egalitarian version of being a film director".

Gunzilla Games is a new studio working which has tapped veteran talent from some of the biggest game companies out there including EA, Ubisoft and Crytek.

The studio is now working on an unannounced AAA shooter, which will be their debut title.

Blomkamp has stated that he believes video games are becoming "what film was for the 20th century".

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