Peter Jackson From The Dominion Post (via Auditions have started in Johannesburg for a big-budget sci-fi film produced by Peter Jackson. South Africa’s The Times said some of the alien invasion film District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp, would be shot in Soweto later this year. The South African film industry had nicknamed it “Star Wars in Soweto”. Blomkamp was to have directed the now-mothballed Halo in Wellington.