District 9: New TV spots and still

New media has been released for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming science fiction film.

New television spots have been released for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming allegory-heavy District 9, which focuses on the apartheid-esque exclusion of alien refugees in an alternate-reality South Africa. Also, Sony has released an image of Sharlto Copley carrying a BFG, brought to us via USA Today’s Comic-Con preview. There will be a secret screening of the film held at the event, so early reviews should be filtering in over the weekend. The clips and images are embedded below.

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District 9 is produced by Peter Jackson, directed by Neill Blomkamp, and stars Jason Hope, Sharlto Copley and Robert Hobbs. The film is scheduled for release on 14 August 2009.