Halo Movie in Talks

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It is official, there is a story doing the rounds that Hollywood is preparing a movie about the world of Halo. If a rumor hierarchy did exist, this particular one would be on its way to college to start a 3-year course to become a rumor but considering the current buzz around anything Halo, we just had to report on it.

The story does go into some detail however and if any of the names associated with the movie are correct then the chemistry sounds perfect for the job. Which Halo fan would say no to having Ridley Scott, (Blade Runner, Alien), direct, Ed Harris appear as Captain Keyes and Samuel L. Jackson as Captain Johnson. It appears that Bungie has been in talks with Warner Brothers regarding a movie but has insisted that it will only consider handing over the movie rights if the original Alien director and writer are involved, something which may throttle the project since Ridley Scott is not very easy to get.

According to insider information, appearing on ain't-it-cool-news, Scott has, apparently, been offered the script, storyboards etc. before and passed on doing a Halo movie but that was all before Halo 2 started breaking all sorts of sales records.

The idea of Ridley Scott directing a Halo movie seems the perfect match of high-tech effects with a traditional tense directing style and the thought of large epic-scale battles from the game appearing on the big screen under Scott's direction is definitely pleasing. It will be however, extremely disappointing if the entire project fails to take off due to one person's refusal. There is no doubt that Ridley Scott is the perfect man for the job but there has to be some other director who can handle the project; possibly a European movie directed by Mike Leigh so that we can discover the social aspects of Master Chief's career and the personal journey he has to take in order to reconcile his differences with his ageing and sick father.

Since everything is at the speculation stage for the time being, we will leave you with one thought of a Halo movie directed by Ridley Scott in which tense Black Hawk Down battles are followed by claustrophobic psychological tension in the style of Alien and where breathtaking photography is accompanied by epic orchestrated vibrant music as Hans Zimmer usually creates. Not bad is it?

Who would you like to see directing and starring in a Halo movie, which game do you believe is better suited to provide the story for the first movie, please share your thoughts and ideas in the user comments section.

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Halo Movie in Talks

Hey Gues that posted be fore me... Gues what I am glade to hear that a Halo Movie. All I say is they better go by the Books.. And yes there are Halo Books. Just go to bungie online store, I have read all three of them. They are a Great story. WOW they need to just go by the books..Go by the Books

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the halo series has great potential for a movie, but I hope whoever is in charge of the project doesn't screw it up. I think it was the guy that directed Blade runner and Alien, both great movies, but Halo and Halo 2 are both fast paced first person shooter games, and I don't want a halo movie thats slow and suspensfull, I want some covent bloodshed and a wholelot of it. If anyone else agrees with me, or if you think I should shut up please comment, I would like to hear more about the content and plot of the movie, and less about whether or not Samual L. Jackson sounds like Johnson or not.

Halo Movie in Talks

Lets be honest alot of game to movie projects have been fairly dissapointing.Halo is an excellent concept, this movie can be great like Gavius said dont make alot of one liners etc.Im not sure if it wouild work in CGI if so it take about 3 years to develop.My personal opinion is to make it live action, try and use real landscapes, build warthogs etc, only use cgi where it may be impossible i.e banshees, ghost ships, space scenes.Use people in custom made suits for the grunts and brutes, it would be appreciated so much more.Dont add pathetic humour like T3, Blade 3 etc keep it serious and believable. Dont do a score like Resident Evil with hardhouse tracks or rock music keep the soundtrack faithfull to the games with a live orchestra with loud and powerful instruments. Movie companies shoudnt be afraid of taking this project on providing they get an excellent director and actors who can act and get uptodate approvals from bungie this could be a hit. but hey thats just my opinion, hollywood knows best as always.

Halo Movie in Talks

HALO Defiance I think that would make a good name for halo movie AND ANYONE WHO THINKS IT WOULD FLOP GO &@ YOURSELF HALO IS the sh*t IF they use the books as a base for the movie IT WILL SEll more than the game did More like 10time as much... Ridely scott would be a moron no to partake in this epic story that could rival lord of the rings

Halo Movie in Talks

halo film what can you say the game is brilliant if ridley scott dose direct it its going to be a smash edd harris as captain keyes and samul l jackson as captain johnson its going to be worth the wait.

Halo Movie in Talks

what i think would work really well is a saving private ryan style Halo... lots of battle scenes, good story, Halo would fit in well. MC would be like Tom hanks and all the other dudes could just be grunts :D i like it

Halo Movie in Talks

If it is a story ... it would be about the Covenant invasion of the orginal world the of Spartan project ... what it was called ... and im more interested in the Movie of the invasion of new mombasa in Halo 2 ... i still reckon it was a movie of Halo 3

Halo Movie in Talks

They WILL make a movie - that's inevitable with the amount of sales made from the game -and lets face it...for all the whingeing everyone does here, who wouldn't go see the movie?Of course MC can be played by anyone (as his helmet will never be off to coincide with the games) but to keep the originality, or more so the correct adaptation of the game, just use the voice of MC from the game in the movie!On another subject, the movie shouldn't be a prequel to the games, if you want that, read the books! The movie should be in production for quite a while and probably won't be complete until after the release of HALO 3 (please, how open ended was the ending of HALO 2???) giving the production team time and information to continue the story, as they I doubt bungie would tie everything off nice and neatly at the end of HALO 3...

Halo Movie in Talks

One thing that I would have to disagree with is having Hans Zimmer or other typical movie composers doing the score. The only music that could do it justice is Marty O'Donnel (Halo's composer). As for Riddly Scott directing, I'm all for Black Hawk Down battle sequences, focusing on the grand scale battles with the marines rather than one on one battles with the master chief.

Halo Movie in Talks

Riddley Scott will not do a Halo movie because he knows that its gonna be shit! Like all films which are adapted from computer games like Tomb Raider, Mortal Combat need I say more?I mean what happened with the 'Doom' film they gave the rights to another film company because they knew it would fail, what happened to 'Max Payne The Movie' no company was intrested cos they knew it would fail, I don't think any film adapated from a computer games has made more money than the game itself and I don't think they ever will.@ Anonymousat 17:5 21/11/2004Good Point(s), pretty much what I meant to say.

Halo Movie in Talks

Halo the movioe will be greater than al other movies, if sameul jackons wil play in this movie than the movie is the best movie in the history Only halo fans will apreachiet this movie and scfiction fans. THis is a movie that I want to so So f*ck you al wo thinks that halo sucks

Halo Movie in Talks

First of all, I think that if the guy that did the voice of Master Chief in Halo is not bulky enough they should do like they did in the orginial Star Wars and dub the guy's voice for Master Chief. While they're at it why not keep the lady's voice for Cortana and stay true to the game?I completely agree with Rob about building sets, vehicles, ect. To me if all the movie is "Special Effects" then there really aren't any Special Effects. Also if they use less special effects, CGI, ect. then it has more believability.For the aliens I agree they should use specialized costumes and save CGI for the impossible/uber expensive backdrops and vehicles (i.e. Banshee, Covenant ships and possibly Ghost).Halo has great potential to be great, yet at the same time it has great potential to be a disaster.One liners. For God sake don't screw the movie up and put them in there. Like someone said leave those for the games.Vin Diesel as Master Chief? For the suit sure. But as for his voice? No. I can't say I agree with the idea totally.As for Book/Game vs. Movie. The Book and game are always going to beat the hell out of the Movie. Hands down.I have to say that Gerald had a good idea of breaking the movie down, but only the most hardcore of Halo fans will watch all four movies. I had a tough time keeping interest in the Lord of the Rings. I wouldn't want it to be too long. Besides the people who make movies are not solely concentrating on the video gamer, but are seeking a wide variety of audience.As for music, I think they should stick with the theme from the game and go along that type of music.It's late so I need to turn in and I couldn't think of anything else. I'll try to keep updated.

Halo Movie in Talks

Halo the movie oh ya . But my question is ho is going to paly the mexican in the movie i think i should play the mexicna in the movie cause i have a better accent then the one in the game

Halo Movie in Talks

i think the movie should definetly run with the books and have other spartans there so its more interesting. for me, i think halo 2 sucked. it didnt go with the book, you ran out of ammo too fast and for god sakes the terrain sucks. the movie should be on earth and be outside with non-stop action because if its not rated R i'm not even gonna see it.thats what halo is about, shooting and more shooting

Halo Movie in Talks

Im stuck on the vin deasil as MC idea. Everybody agree's that he is big enough. But alot of people dont want his voice. I can totally imagine vin as the master cheif's voice. There voices arnt that different.As for the cgi. If they made the whole movie CGI, stick with the game voices. But please dont make it all cgi. I agree with most of you. do only the impossible things in CGI. Make the alians CGI, or guys dressed in suit's. I hate puppets.

Halo Movie in Talks

I really do hope that you all make this movie i would definetly go see it! I'm a big halo fan i brought it 5am that morning. i also have many friend who are hale fans and millions of people to. ! PlZ MAKE THIS MOVIE! i will go to it

Halo Movie in Talks

NO VIN, just some no name actor that can fit in the suit and having the guy from the game do the voice over. all the alins should be like the orcs in lord of the rings both cg and guys in suits. As for other actors it doesn't matter who it is as long as they look like the people in the game. O and they got to get the same person for corta's voice as they did in the game. No "r" either most halo fans are to young to get in.

Halo Movie in Talks

alright budge aside people! im a top halo player i kick ass. i think they should get the guy how played sarge apone in aliens he kicked ass till he got dragged off, but i suppose he would be gettin on abit now but hey it was a good idea. vin and stallone would suck at the part of chief, get Steve Downes he does the voice of chief just get him to do the voice and get some 7 foot tall guy and put him in the suit, pretty simple. theres a rumor flying about that hyundai, suzuki or honda are going to make an actual working warthog, which would kick ass :> and would look awesome. here is a problem with guys in suits for elites... elites have 2 knees on 1 leg ////###hunters wouldn't be so bad the are like us 1 knee on each leg but you would have to find some 12 foot guys because hunter without armour on stand 12 feet high and with armour they stand a good 8-9 feet high, dwarfing grunts which are only about 3-5 feet tall (poor little sh1t5)

Halo Movie in Talks

I don't care who directs and who plays master cheif (as long as MC isnt played by Tom Cruise or someone liek that).Also, i think they should base the movie on the books rather than the game. They go more in detial and add different prespectives to Halo.

Halo Movie in Talks

you gotta have someone really cool play master chief, i dont know who, but someone cool, like the Governator or something, not for the voice, just for the body, or, like, jackie chan, so master chief can do kickass kung fu stuffand samuel l jackson is cool as long as they let him be samuel l jackson, which is why mace windu was not cool

Halo Movie in Talks

Problem is that MC doesnt talk much in the game, he's an action kind of guy. So he will have a few stupid puns about how halo really cracked under pressure hahaha. Which is good for a game, but hollywod makes action guys seem more like, one-liners. And everyone hates one-liner actors. (cough cough) Vin Diesel...

Halo Movie in Talks

I heard some dumbass people saying stalone and Vin deasel for the role of Master Chief. Are you trying to bring down this movie! Anyway, if you read the Halo books, the master chief stands at a staggering 7 feet tall. So what i propuse is have someone 7 feet tall play master chief and dub in the real voice. And not dubbed in such a way where it seems fake. And the master chief actually talks in the books, no one liners or anything. But whatever he says has a sense of badass to it.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think that that for the halo movie the director shold be James Cameren, first of all he hasn't made another movie since Titanic, and second, he is a great director that will make this halo movie great.

Halo Movie in Talks

If you guys think this is a bad idea, then check this out. Certain hollywood people are considering bringing back Mortal Kombat to the silver screen screen.Yep, Mortal Kombat 3 movie, scary huh? Don't worry though, the ideas only being tossed around and probably won't happen. But you never know.

Halo Movie in Talks

i am hopping that it will be brill and i'm sure it will if ridley is going 2 direct it but.....there is a much bigger story behind it all..ie..how masterchief was stolen from his family ect and in the games he does seem to have an unsecure character, i am hopping that the script will go deep in2 the masterchief's past and hopefuly ridley will be able to convey that side of the masterchief's character onscreen.

Halo Movie in Talks

Peter Jackson = Directormaybe Bruce Willis or Hugh Jackman or a complete new unknown tallented actor for Master Chief (as you dont need to have a star since the games will sell the film with the right direction + money)

Halo Movie in Talks

Look its going to be all CGIactors won't just do it.plus if its CGi its cheaper and it doesn't meen the movie is going to be crap.so its not going to be someone 7 feet tall or Vin or Staloneits CGI buts its going to look real

Halo Movie in Talks

no vin diesel!!!! Just.....no. And if this should be a serious movie that would have golden globe possibility. Not some crappy shooter movie no one likes except for hard core gamers. The Chief should fight with the marines, even if he does do some fancy fighting.

Halo Movie in Talks

The Idea of a halo movile esp with Scott involved does sounds appealing but I could think of another record breaker title thats just come out which many of us would like to see made into a film - ... HalfLife !?!

Halo Movie in Talks

Julia Roberts as Cortona! That would be cool. Maybe even The Rock for the role of M.C. And if they're going for a Halo 2 movie, James Earl Jones (D. Vaders voice) could be the voice of the Arbiter. And, for the heck of, let's say'Batman Begin's' Christian Bale as M.C.

Halo Movie in Talks

Halo movie would make a great miniseries, rated R of course, if they follow the books. James cameron would make a great director and kurt russell would make the perfect master chief, if he was 20 years younger. Usually video games turned to movies suck, but i'd pay anything to see a halo movie

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