Neill Blomkamp unveils dystopian teaser for Oats Studios short films

Lynne Hanson
June 3, 2017

Blomkamp has been dropping hints regarding the new venture for the past year on Twitter, revealing that the experimental short films are being used as testing ground for feature films. The District 9 and Elysium director released a trailer for some of the studio's upcoming projects, which will be released to Steam in the next couple of months. Well, it looks like the project is ready to go, if his new Oats: Volume 1 trailer is anything to go by. "Adapt or die. It was a simple as that".

Oats: Volume 1 is coming soon.

Fans will have noticed though, that at around the 40 second mark, there's an appearance by none other than Sigourney Weaver - although it's a real blink and you'll miss it moment. A new trailer, released today, for a short film now named "Volume 1" will stream on Steam "soon". It's first trailer also shows off a lizard-like creature, as well as a voice-over stating "The new world altered everyone".

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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. Both District 9 and 2015's Chappie were based off short films that have garnered considerable attention in their own rights since Blomkamp became a household name.

Details related to Oats Studios are scant, but a teaser posted to the company's YouTube channel offers a first look at the sort of content it plans to serve up.

The Oats teaser says that the studio's shorts will be "streaming" somewhere in the near future.

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