Jackson, Blomkamp Heading for District 9
Who needs Halo anyway?Halo to the screen might be on hold, but Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp aren't letting that keep them from having a little live-action sci-fi fun.
Variety reports that Jackson and Blomkamp have moved on to another project, titled District 9, for their next collaboration (and Blomkamp's feature directing debut). Blomkamp will direct from a script he wrote with Terri Tatchell, and Jackson will produce. According to Variety, production is scheduled to begin this spring in South Africa. From the article:
The project grew out of a kinship that developed between Jackson and Blomkamp in New Zealand as they prepped a movie adaptation of the Microsoft game "Halo." Even though that process halted when co-financiers Universal and Fox balked at going forward, Blomkamp never left. Rather, he and Jackson continued to bat around ideas until they agreed on "District 9."
"For the last year, my team and I have had the pleasure of working very closely with Neill," Jackson said. "He has a passion and a command of the language of cinema that will result in 'District 9' fascinating people all over the world."