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

um, i'll respond if u r so desperate to talk to sum 1. even though i dont have anything to say, but i'll post this message anyway.Edmisetaps. hey, wheres crisco? he hasnt posted in a while.

Halo Movie in Talks

I can really see samuel L jackson as johnson i think that tht the M.C's face should not be shown in the movie and tht the voice in the game should be the voice in the movie.I want 2 see the arbiter in the movie (even thou hes halo 2)the should explain a bit about who the master chief is...and the covenent shouldnt be changed in any way and they should include the brutes.

Halo Movie in Talks

if you believe that they should follow the books AND the game, then you'd agree that they must show what went on on Reach, and if thats true then i dont see how they cant show MC's face, UNLESS they have a "young" MC (lol, and no, not the rapper)...this would make sense since while on Reach, John was relatively young throughout his training...i think he was a teenager for most of the first book...anyway, it'd be cool if they never showed his face as an adult while on halo, in which case using the voice from the game would be great too....as for sam L jackson as sgt. johnson, i still disagree...while he's good at yelling and barking orders, i think it sounds too pretentious and whiney...we'd need a more ruffneck approach...too bad lou gossett jr. is probably around 100yrs old by now otherwise he'd be perfect

Halo Movie in Talks

The halo movie is a thought but why use actual actors? With the graphics tech we have now days why not have the movie Final fantasy movie style? The crazy arse stuff MC does could be much cooler as well as the camera angles, and the covenant could keep looking like the covenant,add realsim to them and there gonna look different. Not too sure about Ridely scott neither. Halo has a sense of humour and nothing i've seen that he directed does. Do we want the grunts screaming "run away, RUN A-W-A-Y!!!" and "AAAAAGGGHHHHH He's every where!!!" or grunting in some alien language?Besides, Shaun Conery would make a much better captain Keyes,the dude who does johnsons voice would probably be a much better johnson and who else but Vin Deisel for MC?

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the movie should start at the beginning from the book "Halo: The Fall of Reach" and then go to the first game and then the second game. but i have no idea who should play the master chief

Halo Movie in Talks

u made a very good pointwhy bother with real actors? it would be much neater for it to be a CGI movie. and i SO agree with u about Vin Deisel being the MCShaun Conery would be an okay keyes though

Halo Movie in Talks

i take back my last statement about who should play master chief. i think it should be a no name actor who can still act and can portray the charactoristics of the great M.C. if you use a big name actor you take the focus off the movie, and you get another doom. THE ROCK SUCKS!!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

I personally think if this movie should be amazingly good they should hire speilberg as Director because seeing what he did in War of the Worlds was phenominal also put him with Peter Jackson who had King Kong and Lord of the Rings done perfectly. Speilberg and Jackson probably can make this the best movie ever created even if it was just them 2 making it.

Halo Movie in Talks

yeah. if you have someone famous as mc everyone will know what he looks like and then it wont be at all shocking to find out what he looks like. The only reason i think this movie won turn out like Doom is that with Peter Jackson wking on it its gotta be awsome

Halo Movie in Talks

Here are my thoughts...I hear they already got the actor for the Master Chief, and its that guy from the Transporter.And second, for the part of Captain Keyes, when I saw him first in the game, he reminded me of an actor already, who would fit the looks and voice. I say Captain Keyes should be played by none other that TOMMY LEE JONES.Thank you...

Halo Movie in Talks

sry guys, i have been grounded, but im back now. any way, i dont really care if it seldded cheif chef or chief or chesbsubvusjw. we all know what i mean, anyway, i think the movie should only have alien cgi.

Halo Movie in Talks

NO BEN GAY ASS AFFLECK, you need some dark and who's voice fits his character and stature. You need someone like Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Christian Bale, or Hugh Jackman, but those are the closest guys to fit the role, I really dont know who can fit the MC role. Also, I think Sam L would be a great Sergeant johnson, and they should let robert duvall to play captain keyes( thats if he uses "The Great Santini" character as his role). And f**k steven spielberg he would f**k it up, Ridley Scott would be awesome, but even better if they got James Cameron. and I dont know why Peter Jackson doesnt direct it ( I heard after shooting King Kong everyday he would go back to his trailer and play Halo). He do an awesome job. GOD DAMNIT, WHEN THEY GONNA MAKE THIS MOVIE

Halo Movie in Talks

in my opinion, i REALLY think the whole movie should be like... final fantasy type or whatever. i think it would totally suck if it used real actors.(i mean like the effects but not the story. the story is very well written if u pay attention)

Halo Movie in Talks

I knew you guys would make a movie of this someday. I knew it! I think that MasterChief should be played by Vin Diesel. Captain Keyes should be Will Smith. And Johnson should be f**ken someone. IDK. I personall dont care who plays who, i just want a definate date for the release. And try really hard to not screw anything up! Try to follow the story line a little atleast. Hey, I was just thinking about it. Johnson should be Scarface. Yeh.... W/e Happy Gaming!!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

omfg, I think I almost hyperventalated when I just heard about this a few minutes ago.I mean, it's like a dream come true.And to think of the possibility of RIDLEY SCOTT directing it!!!!I'm not sure I can stand the suspense for too long.And I would DEFINITELY be crushed if they decided not to follow through with this.But bungie wouldn't let anyone down.......would they?As far as CGI vs. live actors goes, I honestly could care less as long as they do it right.

Halo Movie in Talks

relating to previous posts:Vin Diesel as the Chief- HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If they did that I'd damn near have to say that they should just screw the whole project.I am NOT going to watch that f**king piece of pumped up canned fruit make a mockery of Halo.Books vs. Movie- That could be a very good idea as well. I, for one, have read all three books and thought they were all great and offered a huge amount of insight into the world of halo. The prospect of that being put into film would make it twice as huge.-Movie vs. Halo 2 end.- This, by far would have to be my favorite possibility. What better way to follow through on a cliff hanger like that than a movie?And I wouldn't worry about Halo 3 being a re-make of such a movie(though It couldn't be too bad) because they could simply follow through with the game on another unfinished ending from the movie. This would expand the storyline even further.Not to mention finding a way to render Covenant characters such as Truth, the elite special ops commander, and the Arbiter(most likely dubbed CGI I think).

Halo Movie in Talks

i have never played halo before, but it rocks! although there are some nerds who like it, i'm not one. hi name is benji seranwrap. i'm a stupid head who ,um, who eats popcicles. beware! i am VERY dangerous!! um, bye?

Halo Movie in Talks

Il like to see Vin Diesel like Master Chief , Tommy Lee Jones as the Captain Keyes, Samuel l. as the sargeant Jonhson. Peter jacson and Steven Spielberd directing the movie will be a tremenduos movie.

Halo Movie in Talks

dude, i totally thought that this web site ,um, nevermind. i wasn't gonna say anything bad! haha! i like the black hoodie dude in my band class. he's hot! halo is awesome, dude! o yeah, i'm a girl so dont think that im gay because i like this hottie in my band class! weeeeeee! again, halo rules!( ive never played it htough)

Halo Movie in Talks

excuse my friend on those previous posts..... she is kinds crazy....lol. i don't know when she will ever get to play halo. she needs to play halo before she dies. she is missing out on all the fun. and she probably won't get to see the movie eithier. (that's if bungie decides to actually do it.) my heart goes out to all of u that haven't played halo yet. peace out ;)

Halo Movie in Talks

howdy folks! my friend down there just call me crazy. i aint crazy, i just act it. ok. i no i have 2 say somethin bout halo, so, um, the alien dude cut off his head and it's nastey! my freind is obsesed with halo! if any of u r lookin 4 a girl friend, e-mail her! k gotta go! shes fixin 2 kill me! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Halo Movie in Talks

my suggestion is to make the movie halo, like the first game halo for example the part when master chief wakes up from his sleep chamber. and the another good part would be when the aliens boarded the marines ship and they had there first shoot out also the person who plays the master chief should be a good actor for the character. For my final thought there should be a lot of action, lot of weapons and a lot of aliens.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think that it should be a really long movie. Just as long as they include all the story. I would hate for this to turn out like Harry Potter 4. Each scene was like 2 minutes long kuz the story was too long.I also think it should be about Halo 1 kuz it would be AWESUMM 2 watch MC fight all that flood for his first time and Cortana do all that Halo hacking jazz!

Halo Movie in Talks

ok, u guys (goat and no name) need to stop talking about school and guys u think r hot. this is a HALO forum. please keep to the subject.Ps. I love to show off my sniping skills online, but i suck at close combat.

Halo Movie in Talks

the movies should be a trilogy and they should be really long.. the first movie over "fall of reach" and the first game... people need to see the other spartans and how MC came to be because its real awesome.. the 2nd movie over the book "first strike" and the 2nd game... first strike shows wut happens b4 chief actually reaches earth and how they slow down the covenant from reaching earth.. and last the 3rd game... master chief should be played by Vin Diesel or someone who has the hard ass attitude of master chief...and peter jackson should direct!!! hope this/these movies turn out gr8

Halo Movie in Talks

now that i think of it the movies should def. be animated like the final fatasy movie.. otherwise it might kind of ruin it if they had real people... this way the creators of halo can make everything look like the game but better and have all of the same voices and it wouldnt ruin it

Halo Movie in Talks

OMG! WTF? I agree with some of you, but others just seem WAY off. Have any of you read the books? Well, obviously some of you have, but still. Personally, the movie(s) should be based mostly on the books as they're absolutely amazing storylines and the only real reason that I got into the game in the first place. If you're going to convert a game into a movie, it should be emphasizing the awesome storyline, which is what the books do. I think it'd be cool if it were CG, but I'll live if it isn't. Master Chief is an amazing character and finding someone to play him must be the most difficult of tasks, but I do hope they find someone who truly captures the brilliance of his character, as well as the others. Some of those suggestions are decent enough, but others are ridiculous. I merely hope the film is as amazing as the awesome story.

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