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

(continuation of previous thread)after watching the move. Exactly like Harry Potters Movie, which increased enormously the number of readers of the Harry Potter novel series.As many here said, it is a MUST that the movie starts out at the beggining of the creation of SPARTANS, exactly like in the novel THE FALL OF REACH, which was a pretty good book. Every movie of the series should at least last 3 hours, if not more, to express the many details in the novel, and in the story. The music should be as awsome as in Halo 2, so I hope they get a good orchestra. and finally, the feeling should be the same, the stressful moments in the game should felt in the movie, and all the different feelings you go through throughout the game! I think the movie will probably beat all the movies in the MONEY aspect. cause think of it, you're going to have all the GAMERS watching it the first weekend it comes out, so that's like 1.7 million people (number of Halo2 copies sold), and then the families and friends of those gamers, or any interested person. So cheers Microsoft or any of the three movie production co. to wealthiness!

Halo Movie in Talks

ya, go withe the story from "The Fall of Reach", and of Halo 1, and "The Flood", then the second movie can have "First Strike", and Halo 2, and the third movie can have Halo 3 and any other books that are made. If it is CG, its has to be either Final Fantasy good, or Blizzard Warcraft cinematics good. And Sam Jackson shouldn't play Johnson if its real actors, he doesn't look or sound like him.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the movie would be the biggest release of the century and as for actors and directors the choices should be made carfully the director choice I htink is a keeper already and as for actors many would do I personaly would think Keanu Reeves would be a great John aka Master Cheif and for Captian Keyes mabye even Tom Hanks think about it, it would be like Saving private ryan with aliens !!

Halo Movie in Talks

ive heard that it takes story from both games. The end of Halo, some of the First Strike book then onto Halo 2. plus flashbacks for earlier storyline occuring earlier in halo 1s storyline. Im unsure if it is supposed to finish with the end of halo 2 but there is some rumor of it possibly cutting into the begginning of Halo 3s storyline. But of course the film will be made with real people and not just strictly animation.

Halo Movie in Talks

Hey it should definiteley be Cgi and animated by square there graphicing is the best and samul l jackson would be the best Johnson but all the celebrities that played characters in the game should be in the movie like "Michelle Rodriguez" and the guy off babreber shop1 and wateva other peeps saw on the special edition dvdF*K every1 that thinks halo is crap "I piss on you and F*K all of your mums while u sit there and cry like little B!TCHES"VIN DIESAL = BadThe Rock= all ready in DooMMel Gibson = MabyThe original MC= DIFINITELYPatrick Swaysy= HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH

Halo Movie in Talks

Universal and 20th century Fox will make the movie.Samuel l. Jackson would be perfect for Sergeant jackson cause he has a similar voice and kicks ass. All he needs to do is grow some damn hair for the role.You need someone pretty big to play as the Master chief.I am a wrestling fan and this person has played in movies and has the perfect character.Bill Goldberg. Hes even bald like the spartans, kinda. M Chief must be big and powerful, Goldberg is just that. Plus the voice works with a little bit of tuning. Goldberg is also used to acting so I believe he would be a good choice for the role.

Halo Movie in Talks

The game story line was decent, but the Official Book by Eric Nylund would make a much better story line for the movie. I could definately see Ed Harris as Master Chief, and Hans Zimmerman doing the music. As far as producers go, I think Jerry Bruckheimer could pull it off.

Halo Movie in Talks

A Halo movie is what I dream about at night. The storylines for the games especialy the second Halo, are breathtaking, and to see this in a movie would be unbelievable. I feel that the movie should be done with real actors, not computer animation. As real actors and stunts capture the realism, and would be a break from computer graphics. Great idea, i have a good, good feeling about this project!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

If this is made in to a movie it will make so much money. I know that I will have to see it right when it comes out. I think Captain Keyes could either be played by Ed Harris or Tommy Lee Jones. And for Johnson of course Samuel L Jackson maybe Denzel(he is good in every role he plays) and for the Master Chief Russel Crowe because he has the voice, or since u never have to see his face the person who played him in the video game. Same thing goes for Cortana..........I can't wait for this movie it better come out soon!!!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

Bout timea halo movie would make a billion in my thoughts i thought the game was awesome and after seeing RvB i think a halo movie would be even betteroh and a PC version of Halo 2

Halo Movie in Talks

Ok i got it all figured out. Here's how the movie should be done: -first do it 50 50 of the novel and first video game. Second, make it 3 hours long. Then get either Stephen Spielberg or George Lucas to direct it. After that then comes the actors.Master Chief: Kane from WWE and the original voiceCortana: Jen Taylor from the gameSeargant Johnson: the black marine from "predator"marines: whole bunch of new actorsCaptain Keyes: Ed Harrisand Echo 419 driver: the original video game voice.

Halo Movie in Talks

I'm not really serious about the director part,but wouldn't it be cool if they could get George Lucas to do it.I am serious about this though, I think that The Rock, or Christopher Lambert would make a good Master Chief,after all, they were good in the Scorpion King,and Highlander

Halo Movie in Talks

i think vin deisle or will smith should play master cheif samuel jackson as sarge and mabey dennis quaid as keyes and the marines as the down and dirty dont give a f**k kick a** roughnecks they are should be played as a variety of people like the ones off of swat like michell rodrigues, colin farell and ll cool j and a lot of others and as of a story line it should start in the beginning of the spartans lik when they were gathered and went through hard core military training and was put through surgery and all of that to make it a lot better thats my opinion i dont care what yall say about it if yall dont like u know what u can do if u do then more power to u

Halo Movie in Talks

RIDLEY SCOTT SHOULD BE THE DIRECTER!!! HE IS AN AMAZING DIRECTOR!! LIKE BLACK HAWK DOWN OF CORSE.I THINK RON PERLMAN SHOULD BE MASTER CHIF, HELLBOY.SAMU L JACKSON, SHOULD BE SERGENT JHONSON, I THINK THE GIRL WHO DID CORTANA SHOULD BE THE ACTOR FOR THE ROLE IN THE MOVIE.

Halo Movie in Talks

I belive that if Riddly Scott directed the Halo movie it would be more of a horror film.If you have seen Aliens then played halo i belive you would agree with me when I say that Aliens seemed to have a pretty big influence on Halo,just look at the sargent,the marines,the pellicans,and the flood(had very little to do with the aliens but they are both parisites and are vile and amazingly scary creatures)now look at the pellicans the marines and Sargent.Johnson and tell me that they don't resemble anything from Aliens.Now on a completely differant note I strongly sugguest that they use the first game as the back ground.Only one little tweak,Start when the war began when the covenant attaced Harvest and waged a holy war against the humans,then go on to the whole SpartanII program,basicaly just tell how the war and MasterCheif came to be.Now I am in no way opposed to a Halo movie as a matter of fact I have been anticipating a Halo ever since I beat the game for the first time,but if it isn't gonna be made with care,passion,and accuracy as the game I would kick the person to blame's ass.Well thats about it.If you wanna talk about this subject in even greater detail contact me on my aim s/n phoinexdm4,or e-mail me at flamenphoenix@hotmail.com.Well this is John sayin peace!

Halo Movie in Talks

I think that the first game should be the first movie, Hugh Jackman should play the Master Chief, and Martin O'donnel and Michael Salvatori should do the music for the movie as well as the games.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think that if anyone is going to make a Halo movie that it should be animated, much like final fantasy the spirits within because then you wouldn't have to worry about which actor looks like which character and you could have the actors from the game do the vo's for the movie

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the movie should be about what happends after Halo 2. And as the artical says, the Master Chief's father is included with the story, so that means it couldn't be about the game. Another option for the movie could be The Fall of Reach, which is the first book in the Halo book series. I'm hoping this comment will be taken into consideration, but even if it doesn't, Halo the Movie will be a huge success. I also do hope Ridley Scott directs the movie. I admire his previous movies for his Sci-Fi, music, sound effects, and plots.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think they should do it live action. It sucks people in more. With CGI there's always this disconnect because you can plainly see it's CGI.I think the guy in MC's suit should be Keith Hamilton Cobb. He's a big, muscular guy and would cut the right kind of figure. Too many of the other guys mentioned here have the right character type but just aren't big enough. MC is supposed to stand almost 7 feet tall.Also, I think that they should stay away from having too many big name actors. They're very identifiable, which can be distracting. That's not to say there should be no big name actors, but there should probably be only one or two.

Halo Movie in Talks

Unlike the game, the movie should have the Covenant speak their own language with the caption on the bottom of the screen. It just doesn't make sence having an extra terestrial creature speak in an earthly language.

Halo Movie in Talks

the hlo movie would be a hit.Thasts my dream i think that the perfect man for themovie as master cheif is vin dieselhe is the character for it trust me.the creators of matrix should help out too thats the perfect movie i love halo

Halo Movie in Talks

i think a halo movie would be badass.i also think the role of the master chief should be played by the same actor as "Merril" from the movie "signs"...i cant believe anyone didnt suggest him...i think he makes a perfect masterchief

Halo Movie in Talks

Hi Everyone! Its me! Ashley from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! I totally love Halo. Mary-Kate sucks at it. Don't tell her I said that Anyway, I would love to see a Halo Movie. If anyone wants to play me online, my Gamer Tag is AshleyAllDaWay! See yall there!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

Yeah, it'd be freakin' great for Ridley Scott to direct a Halo Movie. The games were great, why not make a movie? Because it would be bad that's why. Yeah it could be bitchin' but it won't be. Things in life are not that excellent, something would go wrong in the movie and make it suck balls. Think about it, does any1 really think the movie will be PERFECT like the games were? No, as much as i want it to happen, i don't think it'd be a good movie.

Halo Movie in Talks

The person that is going to play Master chief is Vin Diesil, also some of the other people that are in it are Bruce Willis, Vigo mortinsom, the guy from The Transporter and ben Aflec.

Halo Movie in Talks

The person that is going to play Master chief is Vin Diesil, also some of the other people that are in it are Bruce Willis, Vigo mortinsom, the guy from The Transporter and ben Aflec.

Halo Movie in Talks

Why are the people who hate Halo even going on this website and leaving hate messages. I bet there just jealouse cause they don't have an Xbox or arn't allowed to play Halo. I, however, know Halo the movie will be awsome.

Halo Movie in Talks

kurt russel would sefinitley be the master chief. he played in soldier and other great nmovies. plus he looks like a major badass and he has the same tone as the game master chief. plus cortana should be played by cathren-zita jones. and put a little conspiracy in. and maybe even a love story behind the movie. i mean, you guys want to attract everyone, not just guys and gamers

Halo Movie in Talks

The MC should A 7to 7 and a half foot actor,with the original voice being put in, seeing as how he doesnt take of his armour much anyways, whats the point of having some hot-shot actor?

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