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

Personally I would like to see a Halo movie, but I don't get why they do live actors. Honestly why don't they do it entirely in 3D animation and use the same voice actors. I'd just think this would turn out like another Streetfighter movie.

Halo Movie in Talks

i think that the movie should kind of start with a quick look at the beginning of the first book, fall of reach, (any1 who hasn't read it should, it really is a gr8 book) then it should go through till the end of the first halo. leaving room for a sequel if it does well.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think they should just turn "The Fall of Reach" into a book. That has a good enough story. Besides not a lot of people know the master chief's humble beginnings. That would be an awsome show. Start with a big battle with the covenant. Even start at Halo, and then flashback 30 some odd years. The story could be sort of the espionage and intruge behind the rebel groups etc, playing on the terriorism thing that has gripped the world. The spartans were afterall designed as a counter insergent team. The sort of ultimate weapon against an unseen enemy. If done right this could be an awsome movie. And Final Fantasy the show wasn't bad. Just had nothing to do with final fantasy if you ask me.

Halo Movie in Talks

the fall of reach would be a good start followed by the original halo, then maybe halo 2 even though the story isnt good, and master chief and the covenant could be animated, thatd be neat

Halo Movie in Talks

Van Diesel?? Please... we don't want an all out bald grunt playing MC!! He seems smarter than a Bald rambo. And we certainly don't need Stalone running through flames and screaming again... My vote goes for a new actor since most of the time he hopefuly would have his helmet on.

Halo Movie in Talks

I think they should start with halo2 cuz, it would be much cooler to see earth getting attacked by covernants. In halo u r on a ring and go from place to place and wouldnt be that funny to see. I think they could have a little teaser in the beginning in the movie of what happend before earth got attack, the humans destroyed their halo now they are here for revenge...Muhahahaha

Halo Movie in Talks

i think vin would be a great mc, look at pitch black and cron of ridd**k, ridley scott for director, look at the alien films, great atmosphere, espieclly aliens 2. and you know they will do the big no no as in judge dredd and take the helmet off. but thats hollywood.

Halo Movie in Talks

well i have been majorly enjoying the 3rd book of the halo books-first strike. it has some really kool battle scenes and stuff. i was just thinking...of how good those scenes would do in a movie if done right. omg it would be sooooooo awesome. that is why i think bungie or whoeveris going 2 do the movie to base the halo movie on the 3 halo books cuz they have some sweet fighting scenes and other kool stuff that would do great in a movie. see yafabe

Halo Movie in Talks

Maybe the wachowski brothers who made the mtrix could do a good job of making halo but i'm not quite sure they have good ideas but take it over the top, still the scenes, camera angles, lighting and other things they use in the matrix are impresive.

Halo Movie in Talks

If you intergrate all three halo novels and the two games and maybe even the third game when it comes out and you have one hell of a movie. If you have read all three halo novels and finished both games then you know that the story is long and reveals in depth information about numerous characters through storylines that link everyone together in some way or another. I only hope Ridley Scott has read the novels so he can realise what kind of potential Halo has as a movie or a series of movies.

Halo Movie in Talks

ok anyone know who might play Master Chief? I think they should have the guy who did the voice, they never have to show his face. And i think the first halo would be the best cause it has the best storyline, and i agree Samuel L. Jackson would be a cool Sgt. Johnson, but i think Dean Anderson would make a better Cpt. Keyes, lol. Ed Harris just doesnt look like a cpt to me.

Halo Movie in Talks

okay seriously...The movies need to be made and soon! I can't get off halo2 on xbox live and its an everyday experience for me...I think that Ed Harris would play a good Captain Keyes and Samuel L Jackson would be perfect for Johnson...But I think that the movies should become a Saga of 4 films...The first one should be about The fall of Reach, those of you who might not know there are official books about Halo. 1 before the game. 1 of the game. and 1 right after the first game ends and before the 2nd game begins...So that way we get the whole Masterchief story of how he began....And just as a note. I highly recommend that if the movies are made. One of them should be dedicated for the Fall of Reach. Cramming his backstory into the beginning of Halo 1 in a 15 minute preface is a very bad miss at a great oppurtunity to film an exciting chapter in the Masterchief's History before Halo...him and Captain Keyes.basically what I'm saying is Make The Fall of Reach before Halo, just like the books.

Halo Movie in Talks

Neither Vin Diesel or Stallone would make good Master Chief's... If they never show his face like in the game just stick with Steve Downes(Voice of Master Chief).. Or some unknown actor who fits the role perfectly(Could be out there)

Halo Movie in Talks

A Halo movie is definetly awesome. As for there being only one director who could film it thats a load of shit. Anyway I hope the movie is made sometime between now and 20 years

Halo Movie in Talks

i think making a movie would ruin the game just think about it watching a guy shooting whateva and could be kinda childish unless they do a extremely good job i dont think it would be that good.

Halo Movie in Talks

A Halo movie is definetly awesome. As for there being only one director who could film it thats a load of shit. Anyway I hope the movie is made sometime between now and 20 years.

Halo Movie in Talks

I agree with liquid peanut. Make it a CG movie so that you keep the look and feel, and can therefore use the voices that we're all familiar with. I like Samuel Jackson but he doesn't have the voice of the captain to sit there and give those 'when I was X' speeches.I think it would be cool to see a halo movie and yet a letdown at the same time if they went with big screen names and faces after so much effort and character was put in by the voice actors of the game.

Halo Movie in Talks

i think it will be great if you have a movie because every halo fan(such as me) will watch it!P.S. Master Chief's voice should be the one in the game. Like tough and stuff.

Halo Movie in Talks

There should be a Halo movie. Since Halo is one of the most successful games. A movie would be absolutely awesome! The movie will really be bringing in the big bucks since Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2 are one of the top money making games ever.P.S The movie should have voices from the game, like Master Chief's voice.

Halo Movie in Talks

guys we should make our own halo2 movie, in which we can run naked through shopping malls while squeling like small injured farm animals.. i can be the pig and we can hav other people as roosters, cows and even a canadian rodent.... this would be l33t halo2 movie indeed!!

Halo Movie in Talks

Great ideas all around, with Samuel L. Jackson as Sgt. Johnson, Ed Harris as Capt. Keyes, and Scott directing. The one problem would be, the music, I say keep Martin O'Donnell as the films composer not Hans Zimmer, though he does great work, I think Martin would be a much better suitor for the job.

Halo Movie in Talks

make it cgi prefferably(MC with milions of polygons/originaly Made virtualy so would be more easly transferred),and I belive that the movie should try and be more right to the game(e.g. real fight scenes with real tactics)and finaly, if bungie studios are such good dev's, why can't THEY make the halo movie?p.s.HL2

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the only person who could play MC is Arnold. Master Chief is a one man army and like the one man army himself 'Arnold' he is unhumanly strong. I think Arnold did a good job in the Terminator so he might be able to do a good job playing a Cyborg like MC.

Halo Movie in Talks

make it cgi prefferably(MC with milions of polygons/originaly Made virtualy so would be more easly transferred),and I belive that the movie should try and be more right to the game(e.g. real fight scenes with real tactics)and finaly, if bungie studios are such good dev's, why can't THEY make the halo movie?p.s.HL2 is still the best fps ever.not that halo isn't good by any means...

Halo Movie in Talks

I think the only person who could play MC is Arnold. Master Chief is a one man army and like the one man army himself 'Arnold' he is unbelivebly strong. I think Arnold did a good job in the Terminator so he might be able to do a good job playing a Cyborg like MC. I think the chiefs voice should be like the games still. And I don't think there should be a bunch of stupid unrealistic stunts like other movies, it just ruins them ! Keep it like the game or make it more realistic dont make it another Resident Evil.Ps. The music in the movie should be by Rammstein. Who else could give the movie an intense feeling like them ?

Halo Movie in Talks

Actually, Beaver sounds like the most intelligent guy here. I think he's trying to say the idea of a halo movie sucks. Just so everyone knows, Halo2 has had the shortest life of any game. It comes out, and only a week later it's found dead on my door step. HalfLife2 destroyed any hopes of Halo2 making an impact =

Halo Movie in Talks

The main reason why HALO the movie will rock is because MICROSOFT WLL NOT allow anyone to alter the story line!!!! Think about it HALO is the xbox's Flagship game and microsoft won't allow some stupid movie director to mess it up!!And the thing with RE and RE II, tomb Raider. Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy and all the other shitty videogame to movie things was that their was no set story line. The Videogame is good cuz of the story line but when you chage it in a movie its gonna SUCK BALLZ!!!!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

i believe that it should be "the fall of reach" that is the first movie. i believe that a good person for sergeant johnson would be none other than Carl Weather from the original predator movie. he actually looks like sergeant johnson from the game. tea leoni would make a good model for cortana if she isnt completely CG.Sam Neill would make a good keyes. tom sizemore would make a decent master cheif, if he was a bit bulkier. Kari Wuher for kelly, heath ledger as sam. jesse ventura as the master cheif that trained the spartans.

Halo Movie in Talks

The whole idea of making a Halo movie sounds pretty good, but only if they start at the beggining of the story, what the booked called "The Fall of Reach". I mean, Halo fans would understand what's happening should there be a Halo movie that starts where the first game began, but everyone esle would be lost. And in all honesty, I think "The Fall of Reach" had a much better storyline than either of the games so far. I am STILL for a movie though...

Halo Movie in Talks

yes, i am dead. OOOOOOOOOOOO im a ghost. Dood, i totally agree with you about the master cheif thing. and gerold, bungie hasn't even started halo 3, i think they will produce halo 3 before the start a movie. Edmiseta's ghost signing off... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Halo Movie in Talks

To have a Halo movie would be so freaking awesome. I myself just got xbox and xbox live about 2 weeks ago and halo 2 was the first game i got. All my freinds are level 20s however, so i get killed the second i step foot on the stage. Though i'm getting better and i'll tell you...this game is definatly the best i've played in a long time...and i'm a video game freak (yes i'm a girl WHOOT lol.)

Halo Movie in Talks

NO major actor will be MC. They have the $3000 Armor for sale they'll put someone in there and he'll never take off his helmat. Rember if diesle is the actor for HALO:MOVIE then he'll have to be in HALO 3.And Making a movie about Fall of Reach will have to include The Flood and Parts of First Strike. But having all 3 books will make the movie easily over 9 hours long. So The first 2 books and then in the HALO:MOVIE2 it will have First strike and HALO II.Set story line... So it dosn't give those retarted movie people a chance to mess it up.....But thinking about it why not let Bungie make the movie.... Sponcered by Microsoft they can make a couple of movies before halo 3 comes out on Xbox Next!!!!

Halo Movie in Talks

Yeah i'm back lol. I didn't finish what i wanted to say cause i was in school o.o lol. But yeah i agree with CKY4 on having arnold play master cheif, i mean hes like the god of war when it comes to movies "I will be back............with weapons" LOL that rules. Anyway the only downfall to that woudl be his voice, i can't picture master cheif with an accent like that. Other then that he woudl be good fighting wis, but thats just my opinion....

Halo Movie in Talks

any movie that tries to capitalize on the sucess of somethign else (another movie, a book, or in this case a video game) generally fails. although there are exceptions to the rule, i have a feeling this will be an overpriced Starship Troopers 3

Halo Movie in Talks

Halo Movie.What'up?I think the halo movie is the greatis idea ever... but, I think bungie shude not film it but animate like in the game. It would be a lot better and cooler.

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