This summer, geek hero Peter Jackson will make his first-ever appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con in order to promote Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi flick “District 9″ (which revolves around a group of aliens imprisoned on Earth in a slumlike environment and find help in a sympathetic government agent) on which Jackson served as a producer. I’m sure if there’s a Q&A, all questions will pertain solely to that film and none of Jackson’s other projects.
According to The New York Times, Jackson has found a little time in his busy schedule to brave Hall H (stay away from the scaffolding, Peter!) and help promote the film which opens on August 14th but has no stars and is Blomkamp’s motion picture debut. Sure, there will probably be a question about the “Halo” movie Blomkamp and Jackson planned on making before the studios dropped out due to the budget, but I get the feeling like Jackson should be prepared to field some major questions. While his upcoming film, “The Lovely Bones” isn’t exactly geek-fare, there are sure to be questions about Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming “Hobbit” films (which Jackson is also producing) and possibly questions about the 3D “Adventures of Tintin” movie Jackson is doing with Steven Spielberg. Despite all these projects, Jackson would only say to the Times, “that attendees will be in for ‘quite a ride,’ but did not elaborate.”
Click here to check out the full story. The 2009 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 23 – 26. All passes are already sold out.