"The issue right now is that I have many other projects and ideas that I also want to work on and complete. and most importantly, the exact right REASON to make District 10 needs be very clear. the first film was based so explicitly on real themes and topics from South Africa that effected me greatly growing up there, that we need to make sure the next film does not forget that".
Blomkamp explained all of this in an "Ask Me Anything" thread on Reddit, which eventually lead to Microsoft's Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) getting pinged by another Redditor asking if Hryb saw what Blomkamp had said. Chappie and District 9 are two of my favorite movies and Blomkamp's ability to incorporate so much emotion into the science fiction genre is spellbinding. I want to go back to that world and tell rest of the story with Wikus and Christopher.
"I love HALO. still". Master Chief? reach, the colonies, the Flood, the Covenant? YES. Although, I must say if Microsoft asked me to do another batch of pieces like LANDFALL now, i would say yes.
So, it appears that both parties are interested in making something happen.
Launched on YouTube under the name Oats Studios, the series of 20-minute films takes us on trips through alternate realities featuring invading aliens, rogue parasites, tech-powered jungle myths, and even god itself controlling the fate of mankind with laboratory-style experimentation. There's also the fact that Microsoft and 343 Industries are hard at work on Halo 6, which still hasn't been formally announced.