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Halo Movie Not Happening
Director says it's dead

08 October 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Creativity Online

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With Halo 3 selling roughly 4 billion copies every minute, now would seem like the perfect time to get things really underway on the long troubled Halo movie. But the man attached as director, Neill Blomkamp, has told Creativity Online that the movie is officially no more.

"The film is entirely dead. In the configuration it was in," said Blomkamp. "Whatever happens with that movie, assuming that movie gets made, will be a totally different configuration. It's not so much me as the entire vessel sank. Basically, it was a combination of; there were two studios involved that weren't getting along in the process of making it, Universal and Fox. That kind of stuff happens, it's a fragile industry. So the film collapsed at the end of last year, and it's been dead, ever since then. I'll be curious to see what happens".

The film ran into troubles last year when Universal and Fox both balked at co-financing what would have been a very expensive movie.

Halo tells of a battle between human super soldiers and an alien race and would have likely required a huge number of all-CG characters and the creation of multiple spacebound battles. When the troubles with the studios were announced a year ago, Peter Jackson, who was going to produce the movie and whose Weta studios would have done much of the effects work, said the movie would still go into production at some stage. But it now seems that Halo will remain on the small screen.

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Write to microsoft...
if you are angry and voice your concern (in measured manner) to microsoft who won't listen and will probley be read by a temp, but will make you feel better :p More

Posted by punchdrunk at 12:29 on 10 October 2007 | Report This Post

Sod Halo...
... why can't PJ just make a dirty great big sci-fi movie with spaceships, aliens and big guns? That stuff is hardly high-concept, and any studio in the world would be stupid to not put up the money. Crikey, I'LL write the script for him if he's that desparate. More

Posted by richardfwalley at 01:52 on 10 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
L: clarkkent ... fine its got good graphics... ol More

Posted by Chojin at 22:00 on 09 October 2007 | Report This Post

no i am right the studio wern't happy because micrsoft were involved and didn't want them to steal their profit thats what the studio said More

Posted by alimac at 18:54 on 09 October 2007 | Report This Post

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L: alimac Online is a bonus the games main story is great and the single player is fun if only Microsoft didn't own this it would have been made but sadley bill gates had to dick it up and want 20% of the profit thats the only reason this films is being made is because microsoft are greedy sp; I doubt very much that the reason the movie fell through is that Microsoft were 'greedy' and wanted 20% of the profits. Far more likely it is due to the degree of creative control Bungie/Microsof More

Posted by JagLover at 09:14 on 09 October 2007 | Report This Post

Online is a bonus the games main story is great and the single player is fun if only Microsoft didn't own this it would have been made but sadley bill gates had to dick it up and want 20% of the profit thats the only reason this films is being made is because microsoft are greedy More

Posted by alimac at 01:40 on 09 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Halo movie
I believe that the Halo movie probably could be made quite affordable in a studio with a blue screen and CGI landscapes. Also they don't really have many epic battles in the game so the multiple characters would'nt really apply, Its all about the working together as a team, using tactics, unusual weapons, vehicles and all set with in unusual, attractive landscapes. If the movie was made it would also be cool if the playback, multplayer game, film feature from the latest game could be used some h More

Posted by Adzong at 22:53 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

Boooooooo. And bugger. Thought we might at last have a decent space war movie for the first time in aaaaaages. If ever, actually. More

Posted by dunkah at 20:12 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

your wrong it would have worked with the right ppl More

Posted by alimac at 19:23 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
A video game can get away with dodgy storylines or what have you, due to us being distracted by shooting the fuck out of big scary aliens. As a film I don't think would have been so great, but nevertheless it is a shame it may not get the chance to prove me wrong. More

Posted by DaveNewman18 at 19:15 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

this movie would have been awful. A film of a game that is WAY too over hyped, fine its got good graphics but its a sci fi first person shoot em up. WOW original. More

Posted by clarkkent at 17:05 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

Your wrong ut would have worked if Peter Jackson was serious about it
PJ could have broken the video game movie curse More

Posted by alimac at 15:08 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: good news huzzah!
For me this is a good thing. Halo has worked so well as a game that for it to transfer to the big screen could be a big mistake. Firstly getting the plot right for this movie could be hard, it suits the game perfectly but as with previous game to film jumps like Resident evil, silent hill. tomb raider , it never really works the same in movie format and just looks stupid and that would be a crime to do that to halo. Then theres special effects, I fear the whole film would be special effects ori More

Posted by Marty5 at 07:57 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

good news huzzah!
think doom, residewnt evil, silent hill, final fnatasy, dear i say street fighter and double dragon? computer games into movies rarely work as games are interactive and movies .. well arent whereas comics... now hollywood gop steal ideas from a real industy not bullshit gmaes concepts More

Posted by miketang99 at 06:10 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

yes it would have worked if PJ was serious about it but at least i have halo 3 to pass time
sucks man i love halo and yes it would have worked if Peter Jackson was an exc director or producer and Gullermo Dell toro was at the helm but maybe Bungie have saved halo from being another Doom so maybe its best if halos left for now untill the time is right good thing we can play halo 3 online for ages so am not that angry More

Posted by alimac at 01:46 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

no movie - good lets keep it that way More

Posted by ravage3d at 00:45 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I would guess if Jackson did it there would be no problems but does anybody else think that the strike next summer might also have a role to play? A film like this still needs to get offical funding, find a cast, get the film in the can then do all the FX work.   I doubt under Jackson this would be a quickly made and cheaply produced film and the studios are only intrested in getting product out there at the moment.   Avatar may also have had a role to play -  More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 00:15 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

YAAAY! Halo's story sucked anyway, it was utter cliched Sci-Fi bollocks, and you can't make a movie out of a mutliplayer mode More

Posted by CameronJames at 22:57 on 07 October 2007 | Report This Post

you know, i honestly don't think that the film would have so many problems if Peter Jackson had've signed on as the director. More

Posted by Hughezy at 22:56 on 07 October 2007 | Report This Post

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