Blomkamp Picks “Elysium”, Not “Hobbit”

A source at William Morris Endeavour has shot down reports that “District 9” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp had emerged as a potential directorial candidate for “The Hobbit” film adaptations.

The source tells The Vulture that “not only is Blomkamp not doing the movie, no one from MGM/United Artists or Warner Bros. has even contacted them about his directing the film.”

Instead, Blomkamp is focused on his original sci-fi/horror project “Elysium” which is rumored to be shooting in the fall. Story details on it are scarce other than comments from him that it’s set on another planet in the distant future.