Sony was poised last night [Sunday] to strike the biggest deal of AFM and take North America and other territories to Peter Jackson's upcoming sci-fi action film District 9.

QED Intl is fully financing District 9 and handles worldwide sales on the project, which Jackson will produce through his Wingnut Films.

Neill Blomkamp, who collaborated with Jackson on their suspended Halo adaptation, will make his feature directorial debut.

Blomkamp wrote the script with partner Terri Tatchell. Filming is expected to begin in spring 2008 in South Africa.