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

Halo Movie.What'up?I think the halo movie is the greatest idea ever... but, I think bungie shude not film it but animate like in the game. It would be a lot better and cooler.

Halo Movie in Talks

Hi...I think this great game should be brought to cinemas not only as a movie, with real characters, but also as an animation film like ''Final Fantasy''. Anyway, I think it'll be a success no matter how they 'll make the movie. It s quite important not altering the story or the characters and we all hope to come out soon.

Halo Movie in Talks

yay i finally finished all the halo books and they rocked. the fall of reach would be a killer movie and so would first strike. but i still think the whole movie should be cgi cuz it would be kooler and the people who did the voices in the game could still do their voices and we wont have to decide who is gonna play the MC. but if it isnt gonna be cgi, then vin should be the chief. i dunno bout arnold tho...maybe

Halo Movie in Talks

This may seem silly, maybe cuz I'm only 16, but I played both Halo and Halo 2 and I'm a hug fan. ANd I think there's only one person badass enough to play the Master Chief. Vin Diesel. ^^ Both have an incredibly deep voice, both can easily handle large armies on their own, both could single-handedly tear a Gold Elite's arms arm and beat it to death with them.

Halo Movie in Talks

if they made a halo movie it would suck ass! there is no way they could take the greatness from a game and use people to act it out... it would look like starship troopers 2! AN ABORTION! and even if they did animate it IT WOULD STILL SUCK. why not just play the game and make our own movie by recording it? either way if they did make a movie on it there is no way in hell it would be good, i dont care who directs/acts in it (of course if Samuel L. Jackson was in it i would see it) The only reason it would make money is becuase of halo nerds, they would peel themselves off the couch and go see a bullshited abortion of a movie

Halo Movie in Talks

First of all.. I think Vin Diesel would be a PERFECT MasterChief!!!But i think that animating the movie would be a lot better, like final fantasy spirit within.I have Halo.. its awesome! I want halo 2 so bad.. but i don't have xbox.. please, make the movie already!

Halo Movie in Talks

About that Halo Movie. I doubt one will be directed, but if it is, I think it should be a CG movie like the Final Fantasy movies have. A real actor in the Master Cheif's clothes would become somewhat dilapidated.

Halo Movie in Talks

I've been hearing that they are going to make a halo movie for sometime and now i know it is true. The only problem that i have with it is that they put actors that shouldn't be in the movie, moreless that don't fit the role part. What i am trying to say is that it all depends on whether it is CG or not. If it is CG, they should have the people who acted in the Halo 2 game and put them in the movie. If it is live filmed, then they should put actors that suit the character. (For example Cpt. Keyes and Srgt. Johnson) I just hope that the movie is as great as the game.

Halo Movie in Talks

I just wish one thing... if they make a halo movie-1)dont delay it and keep setting release dates you cant reach2)dont make the animation corny3)no bad one liners-save'm for the games---I also dont think Samuel L. Jackson sounds like Johnson so therefore shouldnt be played by him. i think that carl weathers from predator would be a perfect johnson. I also agree with doug that tea lioni should play cortana. and couldnt MC be played by the guy that does his voice in the game? al they would have to do is show his head (if they even show it) and so if he isnt big and bulky they can cover it up with the suit. however i do believe that Cpt. Keyes would be well played by Ed harris. natalie portman should play miranda keyes (from halo 2 if they get to that point in the movie).i also agree that mendez (from the book) should be played by jesse ventura. and finally, dr. halsey (from the halo book) should be played by the woman who does the EVA voice in c&c (for some reason, EvA's voice just fits halsey. anyway, theres my opinion. later

Halo Movie in Talks

Here's the transcript from the execs pitching the idea of Halo movie.Exec 1: Have you heard of this halo game for playstation that made more money in pre orders alone than are latest movies.Exec 2:Damn, and I thought that Bridget Jones 2 was gonna kill at the box office. Anyway, yes I believe my nephew was talking about it.Exec 1: Well maybe we should ask the company who produced it for the rights to a movie.Exec 2: Hmm that might be a good idea. Who should direct it?Exec 1: Ridley Scott? Cameron?Exec 2: No No No No. What we don't need is a intelligent R rated movie. This has to appeal strictly to the PG-13 crowd. Only kids play video games.Exec 1: How about we get that guy who directed the Resident Evil movies for us.Exec 2: Now I'm getting you. And how about casting the Rock as the lead character. Kids love wrestling!Exec 1: Just what I was about to say. Brilliant! Get our guys to write up a rough draft and have it on my desk in a week. See if you can find any writers with young kids to give them some insight.Exec 2: Wow, I wish I could come up with ideas like you.Exec 1: What can I say, these ideas hit me like a bolt of lightning.

Halo Movie in Talks

Scott would be an awsum director. But if it tanked, his career would be ruined.I think Will smith would be an awsum johnson. and maybe vin deasil(Sp?) as the cheif, but defintly not arnold.Dont use 1 liners. In the books he soent just do 1 liners, he shouldnt in hte movie either. Also dont make it so cheif is taking down armies single handedly. Those movies are always so corny.Not sure about CGI. It might be better, it might be worse. Not sureWhat era should it be in? If it were halo 1 or 2, it would just be 1 guy taking down an army. It should fall of reach, thats got a good story line. I havnt read it, but my freind has. He said it was really good. I read some of the first chapter, it was really good! No 1 liners, and cheif works as a team.Also, no sex in the movie. Theres none in the game, none in the books (as far as I know)so there shouldnt be in the movie. espeacilly not between 2 grunts.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think making a halo movie would be the best thing that ever happened to Media. I have played all the games, read the books, and even own the soundtrack. I guess the game doesn't have such a good storyline, but the books definetly make up for it. If this became a reality it would be a dream come true!Razo

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