Though Halo plans are on hold at this current moment in time, that hasn't stopped producer Peter Jackson from going ahead with the live-action sci fi thriller District 9. According to Variety, the film will mark the directorial debut of Neill Blomkamp. He also wrote the screenplay.
QED International CEO Bill Block stated, "We jumped at the opportunity to greenlight this movie with our facility, and we hope to engage selected distributors to be our partners on this."
Jackson went on the record as saying, "For the last year, my team and I have had the pleasure of working very closely with Neill. He has a passion and a command of the language of cinema that will result in District 9 fascinating people all over the world."
The film will be shot in South Africa sometime early next year, before the proposed strike happens.