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Release Date: TBA
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Video Game
Production Phase: Development Hell
Premise: In the 25h century humanity is involved in a life-or-death interstellar war with a coalition of alien races called The Covenant. Marooned on an artificially constructed ring that circles a planet, a genetically modified super-soldier... More »
Monday, September 6, 2010
There has been no new activity on the stalled Halo movie. No screenwriter has been called in to do a rewrite on any of the existing drafts, nor has Microsoft talked with any movie studios or filmmakers recently about the project. For the time being Halo, as a movie project, appears completely dormant.
But the same can't be said for the Halo video game franchise. Later this month Microsoft will release Halo: Reach, the latest game in their IP (as well as the final Halo game that series creator Bungie Studios will be involved with.) The game doesn't push ahead the storyline with the game's main character, Master Chief, but instead goes back to the original conflict that sparked the all-out war between Covenant and human forces, the fall of planet Reach.
In an article talking about the continued appeal of the Halo franchise, Variety spoke with Frank O'Connor, one of Microsoft's executives overseeing the Halo franchise. During the conversation the subject of the aborted Halo movie came up and the question was asked if Microsoft would ever revisit plans to make a live-action Halo film at some point in the future.
"We're still interested in making an excellent Halo movie," O'Connor told the trade. "We've created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film. We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won't move on it until there's a great reason to do it. We're in no particular hurry."
O'Connor also said that Microsoft was open to making a Halo television series, if an opportunity arose, and that if a feature film comes to pass it likely won't be "a verbatim retelling of the game."- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)