Neill Blomkamp Goes To “The Gone World”

20th Century Fox is in talks with “District 9” and “Elysium” helmer Neill Blomkamp to write the script and direct an adaptation of Thomas Sweterlitsch’s upcoming sci-fi novel “The Gone World”.

Chernin Entertainment will produce the sci-fi time travel procedural, though specifics of the plot are under wraps. Sweterlitsch’s previous book “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” is being setup as a film at TriStar.

Blomkamp last directed “Chappie” and had been developing a direct follow-up to “Aliens” until Ridley Scott effectively put that project on ice in favor of his “Prometheus” sequel.

Source: Deadline