Peter Jackson Maps District 9

Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp are planning the live-action sci-fi actioneer “District 9” which the latter co-wrote and will make his directing debut on reports Variety.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, but production begins this spring in South Africa, and Jackson’s WETA Workshop facility is standing by to provide the visual effects.

The pair were previously planning an adaptation of the highly successful “Halo” video game franchise that has since collapsed.