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Halo Says Goodbye To Studios - 20/10/2006 9:43:52 AM   
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Hopefully it'll get picked up... - 20/10/2006 9:43:52 AM   
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...by someone like New Line. It's not like they've not had a successful relatioship with Peter Jackson in the past.

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Curse of the Microchips - 20/10/2006 10:30:26 AM   
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It's really true: videogame adaptations are a cursed genre, and so far have deservedly brought disaster upon themselves. Jackson ought to concentrate on projects that actually have a life!

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RE: Curse of the Microchips - 20/10/2006 10:58:11 AM   
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That article should be un-posted for even breathing a sliver of a suggestion of a hint of a whisper of a comparison between the LOTR trilogy and the movie adaptation of Halo!

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- 20/10/2006 10:59:22 AM   
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Based on the worl-wide success of the games, this film has huge potential! The studios are brave to be walking away from this potential cash-cow!

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Jackson and his bloody budget! - 20/10/2006 12:03:08 PM   
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Can't say I'm surprised, King Kong made hundreds of millions worldwide, but barely made a profit due to the ridiculous $200mill+ budget Jackson demanded. Your one of the finest filmmakers in the world, Pete, surely you don't need gazillions worth to make a decent movie?!

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- 20/10/2006 12:05:27 PM   
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if Jackson would've just signed on as director like E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E on Earth wants him to, then Halo wouldn't be in trouble like it is.

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- 20/10/2006 12:18:24 PM   
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Things like this make me sick, I never thought I'd see Jackson being in it just for the money, I thought he had some integritty, Of course the studios want the money, it's why they exist, but someone from a directing background should care more about the film being made than whether he gets a few extra mill to do fuck all with.

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RE: - 20/10/2006 2:33:54 PM   
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Studio's are scared of putting that amount of money into a game adaptation.  From what I've read and seen is that Studio's still see game adaptations as silly things that only kids play where the demographic is between 10 to 25 year olds (which is a core cinema audience in my eyes, and why a new agency dealing with game to film adaptations has been set up for about a year). 
The most successful so far has been the Resident Evil franchise, but they are independently financed and then distrubuted by a studio, they just get the profit out of it. 

Budgets of most game to films are at the most 60mill, so to double that, and have Microsoft wanting shit loads up front and in pay out at the end, with also a first time feature director, probably no real star names to it also, just leaves the studios in a bit of panic.

They probably know it will make loads, and the stuidos wouldnt mind a large chunk out that which they wont get if Wingnut or Mircosoft wanted their share, it seems.  But two studios jumping ship is a bit bad, and I cant see New Line doing it after the court case with Jackson.

I dont really like the game anyway, they're just my thoughts on the whole thing. 


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- 20/10/2006 2:34:24 PM   
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i think its great that they said no to Fox and Universal. It shows that the studios don't have all the power! IT will be the Fox and Universal who loss out ( and thats not a bad thing..dam Fox). there are enought studios around to take up the project.

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- 20/10/2006 2:40:43 PM   
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i think its great that they said no to Fox and Universal. It shows that the studios don't have all the power! IT will be the Fox and Universal who loss out ( and thats not a bad thing..dam Fox). there are enought studios around to take up the project.

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- 20/10/2006 3:20:04 PM   
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If Peter Jackson buckled to Fox's demands this time it just would have led to more demands later on down the line. Sod 'em! Let the film go some place else. What i've seen of the little known Director is encouraging and with Peter Jackson so heavily involved it's sure to be a big hit for another studio instead.

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boo hoo hoo what a personal disa!ster - 20/10/2006 3:28:04 PM   
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who gives a fuck!?? Halo is probably the most over rated game of all time anyway! i mean come on, why does veryone think its so good? Wow the graphics are slightly better than other FPS games! Thats it, and black left halo and halo two in the dust! Anyway, glad this has happened maybe they'll see sense and the film wont get made! Thank fuck for that!

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??? - 20/10/2006 3:50:12 PM   
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Played Mario.........loved it.
Watch Mario Bro's movie .........hated it
Played D.O.A......loved it
Seen the movie and hated it.
Games becoming movies is not a new concept but for the love of god some one get it right, Doom tried a bit of a different angle on it but the movie still didnt work for me.
And as far as Peter Jackson is concerned i think he could be the one to Pull off the best Game to Movie change over there is, because he certainly did it for novels.....

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Ditch it - 20/10/2006 3:56:46 PM   
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He should just get a move on with making The Lovely Bones. That has more credit than some stupid game - game adaptations just don't work!

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- 20/10/2006 4:33:14 PM   
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Deja vu indeed. Is everyone forgetting Rings was going to be 2 Miramax films? Halo should be up and running soon.

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- 20/10/2006 4:34:08 PM   
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Deja vu indeed. Everyone forgetting how Rings was going to be 2 Miramax films? Anyway, this should be up and running in no time.

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Halo - 20/10/2006 4:34:23 PM   
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Damn, triple post!

< Message edited by doctorolorinbats1975 -- 20/10/2006 9:09:08 PM >

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ooooo what a bunch of n00bs - 20/10/2006 5:59:42 PM   
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anybody who dissis halo obviously has absolutley no taste in games, and therefore cannot comment on game to movie adaptations, i agree the previous G>M have been terrible, but this is master chief! The man who can melee a grunt to death! or blow the Flood away with the ace shotgun! clearly any film that features the Master Chief must have some hope of completely PWNING.

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Halo - 20/10/2006 7:23:20 PM   
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Bit worried when i first read this but I think it'll be ok in no time, don't think that many studios will say no to PJ and halo! Fox and universal are just being nobs, hopefully someone will pick it up sooon or we could be in for a bit of a wait, again!

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RE: Halo - 20/10/2006 10:54:05 PM   
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I like the HALO games, but they are very overrated. This decision seems right for Fox and Universal's point of view, having to shell out over $200 million for a movie in a genre which does not succeed with a first time director and having to give up 10% of the profits..seems totally insane to me, HALO is not guaranteed to be huge...it would probably gross around $500 million worldwide if it was very lucky.

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RE: Halo - 20/10/2006 11:54:25 PM   
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I'm a big Halo fan so fingers crossed that Peter Jackson finds another swtudio to back them soon as I would love to see this on the big screen, regardless of how bad previous videogame to film efforts have been.

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Never worry - 21/10/2006 1:25:45 AM   
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this wont be the greatest movie of all time we know that but i bet my life it will be the best game to movie adaptation to date. I have every bit of faith in this movie & the people behind it .abit worried about this new script & director but hey!,its to big a project for microsoft to let flop, tho final fantasy spirits within then again...lol

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bite the bullet - 21/10/2006 1:28:26 PM   
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for this to totally work jackson has to direct,he should just take over and go with it,the sooner the better,then all will have faith in it,not just hope

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RE: Hopefully it'll get picked up... - 21/10/2006 7:33:32 PM   
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...by someone like New Line. It's not like they've not had a successful relatioship with Peter Jackson in the past.


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It remains a video game adaptation - 22/10/2006 11:16:31 AM   
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Come on people! The fact that some major names are involved doesn't make this a good movie. Look at the past... Video game adaptations are doomed from the start. Speaking of doomed, I did like Doom - but only for its stupid premise. It didn't want to be more than it was. O, and Tomb Raider. Any movie with Angelina Jolie in tight clothes is worth watching. Right.

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Halo - 22/10/2006 11:40:34 AM   
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I dont think its the right time to make this video game into a movie yet, cause other game's were made years later after they were released, and I think other old classic video games like metroid prime should be made first.

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Movie version of Halo? - 23/10/2006 2:02:18 AM   
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Why not just do Galaga and be done with it.

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Movie version of Halo.. - 23/10/2006 2:13:19 AM   
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I reckon the studios are running scared - although it's a comic book adaptation - Superman Returns didn't exactly do the big bucks that, I presume, the studio expected. You only have to look at the worldwide box office returns relative to how much it took to make (adding in marketing costs as well..) and the profits are quite meagree by comparison.
I realise this is a video game adaptation but you would imagine this being lumped into a very similair genre.

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Halo - 23/8/2007 4:08:53 PM   
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wow. a film. im a bit surprised about that. practically every videogame has a film adaption. i like the games very much but im not sure about the movies though. i mean it would be cool to see the aliens in the film but the flood.... they make me jump everytime i see one around the corner. in the film it will probaly be a diffrent story....

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