Sony to Release Peter Jackson’s District 9


Sony Pictures will release Peter Jackson’s upcoming sci-fi production, District 9, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp.

The studio has bought rights in North America, all other English-language territories, Korea, Italy, Russia and Portugal from financier and sales agent QED International.

While their plan to team on a bigscreen adaptation of the video game Halo is on hold, Jackson and Blomkamp are going forward this spring on the live-action sci-fier that will mark Blomkamp’s feature directing debut.

Jackson will produce through his Wingnut Films. Blomkamp wrote the script with partner Terri Tatchell.

Production begins this spring in South Africa, and Jackson’s Weta Workshop will provide visual effects.