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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Peter Jackson, Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley HollywoodNewsWire.net  " "District 9" 2009 Comi-Con Press Conference"  photo
District 9
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 24, 2009
Neill Blomkamp, Peter Jackson and Sharlto Copley - District 9

Q1: Can you talk about why this was an important film to make?
PJ: Well as some of you probably know, we originally were making an adaptation of the Halo video game and I was developing that with Mary Parent at Universal, she was the executive who with worked with on King Kong and King Kong was in post production and we talked about moving on into doing Halo. I was directing Lovely Bones as my next project, so I was a big Halo fan and I talked about idea of producing Halo, but finding a new director, somebody who hadn't necessarily directed a feature before, but would bring a whole new exciting vision to a Halo feature film and Mary called up one day and said that she heard an interesting filmmaker that we should take a look at and she sent a DVD down to us with Neill's short movies -- two or three short films and some commercials -- we really loved them and Mary got Neill on a plane and the two of them came down to New ...

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