Peter Jackson visits District 9

According to Variety , now that the mega budget Halo movie project is on hold, Peter Jackson and his protégé director Neill Blomkamp have moved onto a sci-fi thriller called District 9.

Jackson was to have produced Halo for first-time movie helmer Blomkamp – whose background is in pop videos and adverts – until funding issues blocked its development. Instead they are now concentrating on District 9. The script is by Terri Tatchell, Blomkamp’s partner, while WETA has been confirmed as providing the FX.

A press release revealing details about the plot is imminent, but in the meantime, doing a Google on "District 9" doesn’t provide much of a clue – unless the film’s an SF thriller about Contact Bridge – so presumably it's an original script.