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

Well, I don't really care who plays the Master Chief as long as he has a deep voice. Even if the actor is not all muscular, they can make it seem like it. And as for the Covenant and Cortana, they need to be animated.

Halo Movie in Talks

All that sounds great. I didnt even think of samual Jackson as Johnson. But one thing u didnt meantion was who would play John...Spartan 117... most commonly known as Master Cheif. Personally, I think The rock would do a great job. I know the master cheif is supposed to be white with freckals, but man! the Rock would make a great master cheif. thanks for reading. e-mail me for comments on my post.

Halo Movie in Talks

firstly SARGENT jonson not captinsecondly THE CHEIF DOSNT HAVE A DAD.. HIS DAD DIED IN THE FIRST BOOK... moreover by the start of halo the cheif dosnt even remember his parentsalso i think it shuld b based on the fall of reach (the book) and the first game

Halo Movie in Talks

wdf!?!??! theres a duke nukem movie!!?!?! i didnt know that! any way, If you have read the first halo book you would know that master cheif has flash backs to when he was 12 years old. the book said that the children looked 13 or 14. there should be flash backs in the movie. i know im kinda braging, but i would make a great John (master cheif). i got a marine hair cut, once again braging, i am really fit and pretty buff. wow, who knowws how to get an agent? if u know how to get an agent, tell me.

Halo Movie in Talks

still, kurt russel would be good for masterchief. and that one guy from hellboy would be good too. but actually i change my mind: cortana should be played by ashlee simpson. the reason why is because she has short dark hair. and a lot of ppl would think she'd seem smarter if shes part of a computer. hahahaha

Halo Movie in Talks

no but seriously, my opinion on the story line should be "the fall of reach" and then add everything it talked about in the 2nd book, "the flood", because the game just doesnt explain it all. then, (and we r all pretty sure it will happen), when halo 2 the movie is being made, we add the story line from the 3rd book, "first strike" and the game story line "halo 2"

Halo Movie in Talks

Edmiseta I can tell is a true fan of Halo cause he knows the master chief's real name, John. The cool thing about those books is that in the third one, a few more SPARTANs are found that were lost and they were the ones the John first trained with in "The Fall of Reach".

Halo Movie in Talks

The movie shouldnt even have halo in it, it should be based on the novel by eric nylund, The Fall of Reach. If anyone has read the book, it is perfect for a movie. They couldnt make a trilogy out of it, give the recent success of hollywood trilogies. As for the actors,vin diesal is a horrible master chief. Master chief is not big...he' average for a spartan. When he has the suit on, he's eight feet tall, which is a simple hollywood trick.

Halo Movie in Talks

my oppinon on who should play master cheif is like this: They should have someone about the same build and size as john be in the mjolnir armor, then have the person in the suit say nothing during filming, then the person who does the voice for master cheif do the voices (you cant see his mouth so what difference does it make). But seriously people! i would make a great john as a 12 year old, im almost 14 so itl make the character look larger. I NEED AN AGENT!

Halo Movie in Talks

dude first of all.......u cant just go acting out of the blue. so dont get worked up. anyway, kurts still my dawg. hes gonna be the mastercheif ("john", if you have read the books).anyway im friends with the red vs. blue guys and theyre intrested in doing a funny skit before the movie. by the way, in the 3rd book, ("First Strike") what happens to the spartans when it continues into halo 2? i mean linda (spartan 058) who was the sniper in the books never appeared again but she survived and same with a few others....i have to look at that. keep me posted. peace out.

Halo Movie in Talks

Ok mastercheif is asleep and he remebers a quikie flashes of wen he was a kid teen then go to the halo game as the the rest, actors: Vin as mc , sam as sargent, marines like a couple aussies and americans, and the director should be steven spilberg george lucas or ridley scott

Halo Movie in Talks

yea, when i played halo 2, i waz like, wtf?!!?!? theres no more spartans!?!??! and what happened to kelly?!?!?! it dosent show what dr. halsey did with kelly!!!!!!!!! and you guys are so dumb. u r all like o, yea, i want so and so to play cortana, and, no. i want this other actress to play cortana. IDIOTS! SHES A HOLOGRAM! she'll be cgi! then, they might just get the chick who does the voice 4 cortana in the game to do it in the movie also! well, thats me opinion on how they should do cortana. scroll down a wee bit and read my opinion on how they should do master cheif. give me your oppinion on my oppinion.

Halo Movie in Talks

I don't think Ridley Scott should be allowed to do the project. If he turned it down before but now wants to do it based on the hudge sales of Halo 2 then he's wanting to do it for the wrong reasons. it's not about sales, it's about story and Bungie has always been about the story first. So if Ridley Scott said "no" before the cash started flowing then he should be canned from the project now, regardless of how talented he may be. There are plenty of directors who can do the job (John McTiernan comes to mind). As for the story, if there's any "Master Chief's personal journey" bullcrap then you can count on a dismal showing. NO one wants to see some social/introspective look into Master Chief's sordid past or tormented home life and childhood. We want to see him blowing up Covs and unravelling the mysteries of the Forerunners with Cortana. That's what would make Halo a great movie, not something soft and wimpy like his backstory. Boo hoo, who cares, stuff it and go kill something!Halo CE rocks. Also, John 117 should be played by Keifer Sutherland or James Spader. Only an imbecile would recommend some huge megastar like Stalone, or Gibson. Though Russell isn't a bad option.

Halo Movie in Talks

actually argonaut does have a point. he did abandon the team before the cash raise and then hes gonna get back in. but we still want him cause hes been through this crap before and i personnaly dont think hes a backstabber or something. but even though i didnt think about it before, we cant have all these mega big-time actors playing in this....people arent gonna go for it. but kurt still needs to be in it as john

Halo Movie in Talks

i didnt say i disagree with him, i just dont like the truth. (i still thinks that the rock is the best build as the master cheif) scroll down a bit to see my theory on how they should do master cheif. later.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think Dolph from Rocky 4, or maybe even Kevin Nash would be good to toss in the armor, and Thomas Jane (the punisher) for the voice.As for plot, I would like to see the final battle on Reach and then go into Halo, but possibly keep cutting back to the other SPARTANS still on Reach raising hell with the covenant. That way instead of making 2 or 3 movies to catch people who havent read the books up with the story line they could make one

Halo Movie in Talks

will smith as sgt Johnson, Bruce Willis as Cpt keyes, speilberg or scott as director, halle berry as cortana, hugh grant as 341 guilty spark, rachel weisz as lt mckay, the rock as master cheif

Halo Movie in Talks

thats a good idea, i didnt even think about having thomas jane for the voice. but i still think that the person who did the voices 4 the games should do voice the movie also. i dont know why u guys cant see it. the rock is the perfect size to be in the mjlonir armor! hes 6' 4" and 210 lbs! perfect huh?

Halo Movie in Talks

I just bought the new oxm (official xbox magezine) and when i heard the news for Halo, Hitman,and Doom movies. i cried. i've always wondered who would play the parts of each character in Halo. See i personally think Master Cheif should be played by none other than, Mr. Bruce Willis. He's perfect for the part. He's an All American Bad-Ass! and he knows how to kick major butt! here are my list of actors: Sam Jackson- Sgt. Johnson, Tommy Lee Jones- Keys, Carie Ann Moss- Cortona, and Bruce Willis- Master Cheif.

Halo Movie in Talks

I have been waiting for a Halo movie since the day I finished the third level of the first game. I beleive my exact words were "D**n it, this would make one helluva movie." But I think they should go by the books: Halo:The Fall of Reach which is the official prequal to the first game, Halo:The Flood is the narration of the first game and Halo: First Strike which is between the two games and also explains how they all got back to Earth. It would be great to have Scott direct but if he doesn't, Geaorge Lucas would be on the topp of my list as runners up.

Halo Movie in Talks

This is my cast: Master Chief-Steve Downes who played his voice in the game, Cortana-Jen Taylor who did the same, you they dont have to look like their charactors because they are never seen , Srg. Johnson-David Scully, Captain Jacob Keyes-Pete Stacker, Foe Hammer, Tanya Pettiford-wates and anyone else that played a part where their face would never be seen like tarturus or 343 Guilty Spark

Halo Movie in Talks

Now that I think about it, it would be kool if the Halo movie was about something totally differen't than the the game or books as long as its not totally different like sequals to disney movies. -.-Just a thought!

Halo Movie in Talks

do not get the rock or vin to play as the MC because whats the point of having a famous actors face of which we wont see very much. i really hope they make the movie about the Fall of Reach because even tho the movie would still be good if they took the script from the games but instead of watching one man take on hundreds of convenant enemies wouldnt you rather watch 28 spartans take on thousands of enemies at once. Dont get me wrong i luv the MC and the work he does. but isnt the one man army idea been done before?? To the people that have read the Fall of reach they know it would make the perfect film.

Halo Movie in Talks

who ever is the dircter of this movie should have bruce willis play as master chief not ben affleck and tara reid as cortona thats ok and dont start from the begginning of the streets from the second one make the movie just like the firt game PUT NOTHING IN IT LEAVE IT JUST LIKE IT IS SOME STORY AS THE GAME OK and samuel l jackson is good form caption johnson ok well hurry and make the movie and dont make it like that final fantasy movie like its animated make it real ok and if you want me to do this movie i will my address is 441 A.C.R. 2233 number is 903 729 7255 call me if yall need help making this movie ok have a good day

Halo Movie in Talks

I think a halo movie would be dumb if it took off where the game left and since they already have a book on the fall of reach they cant do reach or they migh so I think halo is a great game if it just would stick with vgs for now who wants any noobs getting into the halo vg expireance anyways

Halo Movie in Talks

I would also like to see Scott direct the movie. I'm not too well-versed on directors and their styles, but Aliens was a gut-wrenching movie that had my blood pumping.Ed Harris would definitely make the best captain Keyes..no doubt about it! I'm not so sure about Samuel L. Jackson. He has the ferocity to be Seargant Johnson and he can be pretty damn funny, but I think Louis Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle II) would be better suited. He has the face and most definitely those leather lungs of a Marine Drill Instructor--He has that throaty, tough as nails voice of Seargant Johnson. Sam doesn't have that.Even though I don't think they'll reveal a face for the Master Chief, I think Vin Deisel would make the best Chief. He's got the build and the perfect voice for the job. Cortana? That's a tuffy. I guess just have the hologram in the movie. I'm sure if Bungie could make those special effects, than big budgets can do the same and keep the same voice actress for her and make it happen. I think this will be so kick-@$$ if they stick to the books. IMHO, I think you could easily have enough material in just half of the first book to make a solid 2-hour movie. A lot of opposers to this movie think it will be just like the game--no plot, just shoot 'em up, yee-haw action--WRONG. If you read the books you will understand that this movie has so much plot untapped by the games, you could EASILY make a series out of the novels. I hope they get the job done right and I hope my message does not go unheeded.

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