Chappie director considers selling experimental film assets on Steam

Chappie director considers selling experimental film assets on Steam

First announced by the Oscar-nominated writer of District 9 in April, Blomkamp confirmed that the Oats Studios project was progressing earlier this month, tweeting to his followers that he was "trying ideas out", and "hoping people get behind them".

Neill Blomkamp has teamed up with the new short film company Oats Studios to release a series of experimental shorts, the first trailer for which looks as insane and epic as anything you'd expect from the "District 9" and "Elysium" director.

On Monday the District 9 and Elysian filmmaker unveiled an enigmatic but visually striking teaser trailer for Oats Studios Volume 1, with glimpses of reptilian aliens, desperate humans, and dystopian warfare. A voiceover tells us that aliens have come to exterminate mankind, and we see images of a broken world; an overgrown Eiffel Tower, soldiers, and a whole lot of terrifying lizard-like alien life. "Adapt or die. It was a simple as that".

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Check out the teaser trailer, which shows Dakota Fanning greeting the aliens with extreme prejudice and Sigourney Weaver giving combat orders. In the meantime, Oats Studios will actively encourage budding filmmakers to make shorts of their own, with assets from Volume 1 - 3D models, footage, music and so on - planned to appear on Steam for "a nominal price".

Blomkamp has been teasing the prospect of Oat Studios for some time now, asking if fans would be interested in buying films off Steam, Valve's PC distribution service best known for being a cheap distributor of PC games. Alongside the question, the director posted never before seen photos from a mystery project that turned out to be Oats Studio.

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