District 9 – First photo from the Peter Jackson produced Sci-Fi film
Posted by LiveFor on April 19, 2009
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their mysterious biotechnology.
District 9 is both written and directed by first-timer Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp is the South African born short film and commercial director who was hired to direct a big screen adaptation of Halo before “financial problems” forced the project back into development. District 9 is a sci-fi project produced by Peter Jackson.
Seen in the photo above (via /film) is the character Wikus (Sharlto Copley), a Multi-National United agent who becomes infected by alien biotechnology. He must go on the run from the oppressive government into District 9, a internment camp where “non-humans” have been forced to live since landing on Earth nearly 30 years ago.
There was trailer due out with Crank 2: High Voltage, but it was pulled. However, as District 9 is due out in August we should be seeing a trailer very soon.