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

I don't think they should show MC face since they don't show his face in Halo or Halo2. They should use the voice overs and music from both games. It would be cool if they started the movie with the begining of Halo, and then if they make a second movie it should be about what took place between Halo and Halo2 and so on.

Halo Movie in Talks

I'd be worried about how all the aliens look. Don't want them to end up being cartoonish. I agree that Ridley would be the best director for this film, and IMO Vin Diesel would make a good Master Chief.This movie will probably end up being for ages 13-16 like all the other video game crossovers. In other words it will most likeley suck donkey ****

Halo Movie in Talks

I say that they shouldnt have stupid actors. Whenever i play HALO I dont wanna think of MC as vin diesel or any other actors. I say they should make it like the Final Fantasy Movie, all CG. It'd be so sweet. They could just work on that with BUNGIE

Halo Movie in Talks

okay i love halo and everything but think "resident evil" here. i think it's cool that they wanna make a movie out of a game but when has a movie ever suceeded in creating the same atmosphere that a game does in terms of characters and the sheer imaginitive qualities that games do?

Halo Movie in Talks

u guys are dumbasses the rock and vin diesel are horrible actors. mel gibson should play MC cuzz hes been in some bad ass movies and he just resembles him and samuel l jackson as johnson and ed harris as keys. and you saying peter jackson and steven spilberg are stupid id admit there good directors but not at sci fi. scot ridley would be perfect he did alien and blade runner.

Halo Movie in Talks

well of course Ridley Scott will be perfect for making a Halo moviebut i'd think there would be no one who'd play Master Chief as all of us haven't seen his face it would be pointless for a popular actor to play MC, I'd think Master Chief or all characters would be just 3D animated all the way kinda like the Polar Express but Keyes and Johnson could be real actors maybe....But if they were to choose an actor i reckon Vin Diesel would do.We all know whos going to play Cortana, the beautiful, Jen Taylor ;) as the character looks like her and is probably based upon her.One thing i know huge battle scenes, Grunts will create humor in the movie, i think we can rule out love/sex scenes (maybe 2 Grunts will do it together) LOL

Halo Movie in Talks

this in theory would be absolutely awesome, but there are three really huge things that usually and probably will go wrong...1. rushed production to get it out a little quicker and make more money2. low violence levels to please younger audiences (but then again... resident evil...)3. bad direction, ie cartoonish enemies/characters (as mentioned before) and corny one liners which only really tend to work in actual games... meh we can all hope for the best. which would be amazing!

Halo Movie in Talks

I would go for James Cameron. Halo is more action than anything else. Aliens was more action than Alien. Cameron is a master of sci fi action (Terminator, T2, Aliens, Abyss). And he can create tension far beyond that of Scott. I dont think any pinnacle director like Scott, Cameron would but there name to Halo without rapeing the story to bits. The Halo naretive is not strong enought for these directors. Im affrade it would only make an avarage popcorn flick at best i.e. P. Anderson of AVP fame. Sorry.

Halo Movie in Talks

All you guy are nuts!!! Vin diesel, mel gibson Samuel L jackson????? And ridley scotts a good director but not for Halo! Peter Jackson is the only choice or someone that has worked with large scale movies!! and MC is not 6'8" he's 7ft their not ganna show his face cuz that would kill the movie it would totaly ruin the mystery of Mc and he would no longer be the unbeatable Mc but just a person in a suite.the movie should be based on the fall of reach. that way the not so hard core fans will know the story and see how great it is!!

Halo Movie in Talks

I think James Cameron would be excellent because of his work on Alien 2. He has a knack for action oriented movies and experience with sci-fi. Ridley Scott would be great too, but opinion goes to Cameron.

Halo Movie in Talks

Mouse, you hit it right. The identity of the master chief, in a way, is almost sacred in sense. I do agree with Andrew when he says that Mel Gibson should play the master chief. He is the appropriate age you. The MC is like 40 or so.

Halo Movie in Talks

I would be happy with either directors.And the story should start out just like the first game did.Right aboard the ship..They should mix elements of Halo1 Halo2 and some Halo3..I really dont think it will be R rated.That might be why Ridley has been turning it down.It just has to be done right.Plese Ridley take the scipt..Anyone know is email address? We could all email him telling him how great he is and to take the scipt.

Halo Movie in Talks

omfg they r getting despert for a good movie. theirs the Doom movie, and now a halo movie, next it will be a HL2 movie then theyl start pulling comics from the internet and making them a movie

Halo Movie in Talks

it would have to be CGI, all of it but they can make Johnson, Keyes etc look like the actore buts its really CGI eg like someone mentioned here Polar Express but more life like (Final Fantasy)We think its going to be childish but i know, we know, Ridley Scott is much more smarter than that he can turn it into like something for adults and kids can watch aswell assuming they have parental guidance.if its going to be cartoonish then Ridley Scotts got a challenge on his hands but i guess he has turned it down or given it lots of thought to make the movie.Halo's got an excellent story if you've read the book the Fall Of Reach and how Captain Keyes got promoted etc then you'd could say to yourself it might work.

Halo Movie in Talks

so....bungie is making a halo 3..right? i mean they gotta do it cuz of the ending in halo 2. and wut about a halo 4?? that would be sweet! happy now edmiseta? im talkin bout halo....

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