Media Rights Capital is teaming up with District 9 writer-director Neill Blomkamp for an untitled sci-fi project will begin production by the middle of next year, according to Variety.

"MRC is letting me make the film I want to make, and that is by far the most important thing here," Blomkamp said. "The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, (one) that comes directly from me."

Blomkamp will immediately start writing and preparing the visual effects. The film will be modest by sci-fi standards, but it will certainly cost more than District 9, which was budgeted under $30 million and grossed more than $184 million worldwide.

The project will begin production the middle of next year.