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

though it could work because theyve made three halo books and I read them and they rock so if they base the movie on that it might be good... or it might flop!!! it just matters on what level of fan it appeals to if they make it a pequal it would be good for th game if they made it a sequal it would prob suck

Halo Movie in Talks

Honestly, I dont think it would be a good idea for them to make a movie out of halo. look at the other movies they made from games like that final fantasy movie which totally sucked and both resident evil movies which made no sense what so ever since "Alice" was not in any of them games and your thinking who is this person?.. so what makes you all think it would be any different than the halo movie? I don't think it will be any difference but thats my opimion its your money to waste to go see the movie heh.

Halo Movie in Talks

The choice for director and sound is perfect But seeing the movie start and being made into a trilogy would be ideal. If they would make the Novel "The Fall of Reach" Depicting the start of it all or make that the second movie that would be awesome. Bu thats all I got to say.

Halo Movie in Talks

As far as I am concerned, this could be one of the greatest scifi movies ever made. Obviously the story is a good one, and with a director like Ridley Scott the movie has huge potential. There are so many Halo fanatics and devotees that there is no way that the movie wouldn't make huge money. And don't put Ben Afflac in as MC cause the s**t's gonna hit the fan if you do. Ed Harris would make a great Keyes. It would be nice for the original cast in the game to play their respectful parts. I do like Samuel L. Jackson though. Anyway, this route leads only to success if they get someone good. Go all out. When they make this movie it had better be good or there are going to be some very upset fans, me included. It can only go wrong if some suck a$$ director directs it. Hurry up and make the da-mn thing already.

Halo Movie in Talks

ARE YOU NUTS??? Which idiot said Bruce Willis? How many of you gibbering monkeys think Vin Deisel doesnt kill every movie he's in STONE-DEAD? And whats that I see? KEANU "neil" REEVES?.......... The only man for the job is Eric Bana - sure he needs to beefcake up a bit, but anyone who has seen his hardb*astard performance in Black Hawk Down will agree. We will have to see his face at somepoint people (sadly, just like they did with Dredd - remember that sack of cack?) and we need someone who can act. Oh AND make you fill your pants with fearless but clinical nutjob action. Latest rumour is Peter Jackson and his wife are going to exec the production. Peace, Geeks.

Halo Movie in Talks

i think that halo the movie would be kick-ass because ed harris and samuel l. jackson are th perfect people to play kaptain keys and sargent jonson. I'm still debating on who should be master cheif though...

Halo Movie in Talks

ok, i will write it again. this is how they should do master cheif:They have someone about the same size and build and master cheif in the mjlonir armor (like the rock) and just have the person how did the voice for the game do the movie voice for master cheif. good idea huh? and people! u guys are all like get jennifer garner to do cortana, no get blah blah blah! u guys! cortana is a hologram, she should be cgi! once again the person who did the voice from the game 4 cortana should do it 4 the movie. about the fall of reach for the movie... i dont think that the whole movie should be the fall of reach, i definatly think master cheif should have flashbacks back to when he was in his training. the movie should be a continuation of halo 3. man i have typed alot. well im done now.Edmisetaps. the resident evil movie rocked ass! they were awsome!

Halo Movie in Talks

i think kevin nash could fit the role of master chief perfectly. Hes huge (6'11") built like a tank, hes got some years on him as does MC, and hes a badass. I still think the guy who does MCs voice in the game should do the voice but if they have to put a guy in a suit to play MC i think he would be perfect for it

Halo Movie in Talks

Vin Deisel would be perfect for this role, period. Yes, he does have the ability to "kill" every movie he's in but thats because he has to do alot of talking, how much does the MC really say? Not much. Vin does 99% of his own stunts, has the build, and stamina to do this role justice. I've read all the other inputs as to who should play the MC and hands-down, if you want a blockbuster, Vin should play the MC. Someone also gave props to Harrison Ford as Keys, another plus for the blockbuster rating. Or even better, get any buffed actor to play the MC and do voice overs with the guy who does the voice in the game, keeping it real; kinda like Ridd**k in reverse. I just don't want to see the Rock or some other half-assed actor get the part. Doom will suck just because he's in it. Well, enough of my 2cents. Peace.

Halo Movie in Talks

no name! it dosent matter if he is hot! he is in ful body armor the entire movie!!!!! bungie has officially signed a contract promicing they will never release master cheif's face. so forget about it. i can tell you that he has frecles and is really pale. if u read the book u would know that.

Halo Movie in Talks

I dont think Vin Deisel should be Master Chief, he is too young and he sorry, he cant act, Me and a group of friends thought Bruce Willis was a much more suitable character, Master Chief is pretty old but not too old and Bruce Willis is the same, he's decently tall,built,can act, good stunt man. I WOULD MUCH RATHER ENJOY A BRUCE WILLIS MOVIE!

Halo Movie in Talks

Heres my idea on how the movie should be/go:First I think the movie should be CGI, and keep the origanal voices. It would look, sound, and feel similar to the game. With CGI you wouldn't need to worry about actors, their height, what MC looks like (If he doesn't remove his helmet)things like that. If they do choose to go with actors though, those factors will be more improtant, they could easily fake the height thing, and if they don't actually show MC the actor could be almost anyone. Also the actor in the suit can be totally different to the actor out of the suit if they do decide to go that route.:P Most of this all has to do with wether or not they go CGI or live actors.Another point to add is the story line. When will it take place? before the fall of Reach? During? After but before Halo? During Halo and just make a movie about the first game? between the two games? make a movie about Halo 2? or what I would like to see, what happens after Halo 2......

Halo Movie in Talks

This could screw around with plans for Halo game sequals. It would be nice to see what happens after Halo 2, are there any other Spartans? All during the game I wanted to find one, but that didn't happen, He could eventually find one and create a resistance group and eventually take over Reach again, what with the enemy in ruins after Halo 2. Find remaing Spartans on Reach and do whatever, but thats just an idea....As for Directors, if it's CGI there would not be a grave need for an awesome director, but if it was live actors they would need a good director.Well these are just my ideas so think what you want and tell me what you think.

Halo Movie in Talks

Microsoft is making a Halo 2.5 for Xbox 2. I dont think Xbox 2 should even be made. Hardly anyone is going to but, especially since the price starts at $400!!!!!!! Halo 2.5 will probably not be as good as Halo 2, because third sequils usually arne't that great.

Halo Movie in Talks

The Halo Movie should cover either the beginning (a prequel) a good portion of the story (Beginning/middle/end of the first game), or the time in-between the first and second game, I would think it would be better off starting before the first game, and ending just after it personally... The movie may even draw in new fans of the game that hadn't previously known anything about the story. Of course this would again provide an increase in sales with the original Halo: CE, and Halo 2...

Halo Movie in Talks

i think someone who can use guns or some one physically fit shoud play as Mc but the voice should be the the one from the game because he has the coolest voice. he shouldent reveal his face since it wouldnt make sense because in the game it doesnt reveal.this is how i think it will start:It will start in a battle field(anywhere probebly reach or halo).

Halo Movie in Talks

1.r. scott as director2.eric bana as MC (cuz they'll have to show his face eventually, and as someone said earlier, he was a badass in black hawk down as delta force)3.ed harris is the perfect keyes4.sam l jackson is a bad sgt johnson...anyone but him5.cortana's image can be any hot chick, as long as her voice is that of the game6.ditto for every other "faceless" character in the game7.as for the plot, i think basing the movie on a mix of both TFoR and the game is the best idea...there has to be some storyline regarding the inception of the spartan program, dr. halsey, Reach, etc...leading into the very first scene of the game, cracking the cryogenic case, kickin covie arse on the POA then crash landing on halo, etc etc...the flood too must have a prominent role, and i feel they will since the dude they hired to write the draft pretty much specializes in zombie type movies...so expect a dark, macabre type movie (doom-like but hopefully infinitely better)...cant wait, they better not mess this s**te up

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