io9 recently had a chat with Terri Tatchell, the now Oscar-nominated co-writer of District 9, to see what she’s up to. While she noted that it’s her dream to start writing children’s novels, she’s working on a script for a film that might of interest to genre fans.

The film I’m working on now is an adaptation of a short film called Terminus. It’s a bit more science fiction, fantasy. It’s about a stone creature that follows this stressed-out guy around, just stressing him more and more. It was incredibly well received, and the director that created it, [Trevor Cawood] hasn’t done a feature yet, and he’s really talented. I approached him about writing a feature script of that. It’s been a little more challenging than I expected it to be. I’m probably on my second draft now. I’m not ready to send it off yet, but we’ll see.

Terminus is embedded below, and well worth the watch. Anyone else loving seeing so many short film directors get a major chance with a feature length version of their films?

Check out io9’s great interview with Tatchell for more, including her response to District 9‘s many Oscar nominations (hint: she was as surprised as the rest of us).