Blomkamp Happy to Not Make ‘Halo’ Movie

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Neill Blomkamp

In an article from LA Times, Neill Blomkamp – director of District 9 and the upcoming Elysium – said not making the Halo movie is one of the best things to have happened in his career.

It’s not as blunt as it sounds though.

Blomkamp said were it not for the collapse of the Halo movie, which he was going to work on with Lord of the Rings’ Peter Jackson, District 9 would have never seen the light of day. The Halo movie failing to launch also taught Blomkamp valuable lessons as well.

“The luck is the fact that Peter and Fran [Jackson’s wife] let me make [District 9] out of the ruins that were Halo. What happened out of that was learning to trust my ideas. If Halo had come out and succeeded or failed, I wouldn’t have learned that.”

With the wild success of District 9, Blomkamp was…

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