District 9 assault rifle spotted in the wild


A District 9 assault rifle has been spotted in the wilds of Comic-Con. The $500 replica - manufactured by Weta - features battle worn scratches and green alien gunk oozing from its enigmatic couplings.

"This [is the] first [weapon] presented to Wikus van der Merwe by the MNU scientists at the underground shooting range at MNU headquarters," explained Weta designer Greg Broadmore.

District 9 assault rifle spotted in the wild"The tubes down the side each discharge an explosive burst of gas one after the other down the length of the barrel behind the projectile - a linear accelerator gun, like a rail gun but without the magnets. Of course it would fire these all rapidly to get a high rate of fire."

The shockingly realistic mock rifle is manufactured primarily out of glass fiber, with specific details made from other materials, including plastic tubing. 

PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part Prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.