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Spielberg Producer of Halo Movie?

The much-talked-about potential Halo movie is no longer in Neill Blomkamp's hands. Since Peter Jackson is also out of the picture, it appears another huge Hollywood name might get involved with the project.

IESB is reporting that Steven Spielberg is actively negotiating to develop the feature film adaptation of Halo. According to the story, they have "confirmed it three times over with studio executives and our close ties to CAA."

The report also says that "Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie's take on the game in his script entitled HALO THE FALL OF REACH. This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independant studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it's the perfect combination."

MS must be behind this. They're surely eager to get even more money out of the popular video game license.

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Jedrus Aug 10 2009, 06:50 am EDT
Money, money, money…
I would like to change the script title into ‘HALO THE FALL OF THE RICH’.
Vader [STAFF] Aug 10 2009, 06:54 am EDT
Gasp! The sex life of every executive will be ruined... more so. I suggest something more uplifting. How about: "Halo Richness: Executive Uprising!"
  Jedrus: Not bad. How about "Halo Richness: Executive Orifi…
SeriousAlex Aug 10 2009, 07:18 am EDT
Pfft! I'd be happy if it was just a silent movie, with Uber Special Effects..and Martin O'Donnell music ! And Jamie Fox as Avery Johnson. And Michael Kane as Captain Jacob Keyes. How easy is this!
SpaceMonkey Aug 10 2009, 07:28 am EDT
Forgive my ignorance but I never really play any of the halo games, it feels like the Chun li movie..........couldn't take it after 20mins in.

So my questions is: does halo actually have a good story?
  Cheddar: It's a pretty average story. However, Microsoft's ad…
Cheddar: lol?
Vader [STAFF] Aug 10 2009, 07:32 am EDT
Depends on your point of view I guess. It's a decent enough story for a blockbuster flick.
Vodoo Aug 10 2009, 08:11 am EDT
imagine Sigourney Weavers 1980's dirty sweaty body in white undergarments and a machine gun scraping her smooth pelvic sides in action.

now cover all that with armour and bloom.
  Cheddar: Wtf? You're comparing Master Chief to Sigourney Weav…
im_stardust: I think he means that the actual concept behind Mast…
SeriousAlex Aug 10 2009, 08:20 am EDT
Halo just had an epic feel to it, if they can keep that..then tada...Michael Kane here we come!
Cheddar Aug 10 2009, 09:21 am EDT
I have to admit that it's hard to see a Spielberg directed movie-adaption failing to achieve at least some success.

And although I'm definitely no Halo fan, the live-action Halo 3 promo mini-movie with the ODSTs was actually pretty cool. If a full-length movie is made to resemble that, there's an outside possibility I could enjoy it.
Roland19 Aug 10 2009, 12:03 pm EDT
Following Trek's ownage at the box office, and depending on the success of Avatar, big name sci-fi films look like they may be making a comeback. I couldn't be happier.

The Halo storyline also leaves plenty of room for gritty adaptation, and with a good scribe behind it the film could be excellent.
WereGerbel Aug 10 2009, 02:20 am EDT
Don't sprout wood just yet gents, Spielberg hadn't scored a hit chirping).
  im_stardust: "Catch me if you can" was very good and also "The Ter…
WereGerbel: Eh.
im_stardust: What "eh." ?
Darkthor: also A.I.Artificial Intelligence...Jurassic park was …
Whisky Aug 10 2009, 12:24 pm EDT
Somebody KILL MICHAEL BAY quick, before he has anything to do with this. And kill Uwe Boll as well, just for sport.

If Bay gets a hold of this it will be 3 hours of explosions and Master Chief running around singing Aerosmith songs. And something will transform, but it will not be as cool as you would think that would be. And it will hump his leg.
antonphd Aug 11 2009, 01:54 am EDT
It will be Neil directing. Jackson's latest "the lovely bones" is a Dreamworks film and Spielberg and Jackson are doing TinTin together. Neil has District 9 releasing this week and word is thru the roof on the film. Jackson produced District 9. I think this really has been a behind the scenes conversation with Jackson and Spielberg.


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