New Interest In Halo Movie?
With the release of Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 approaching (and already in the midst of an open beta), interest in the abandoned Halo movie has bubbled back up again. The long and short of it continues to be that everyone wants to make it, they just canít seem to agree on how to go about it.
Youíll remember that Peter Jackson was attached as executive producer on the project originally. It fell apart when he insisted on a completely untried, unknown named Neil Blomkamp to direct the movie and, oh yeah, he wanted Microsoft to give him a big truckload of money for this nobody to do it. Unsurprisingly, itís right then and there that the whole project fell apart.
But, Lord of the Rings guru Peter Jackson says thereís talk of making it again. The Movie Blog has picked up a story from Stuff.co.nz where Jackson says the release of the Halo 3 videogame later this year is likely to have 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures sniffing around his warthog again. That could mean the film will get moving again, but if it does it wonít because Peter has budged. He says they wonít do it without this Blomkamp guy, who no one but them seems to want anywhere near such a mega-important, mega-huge money investment. Come on Peter, your first film wasnít a $100 million epic. Let this guy make a few Bad Tasteís first. Donít be unreasonable.
Still, itís at least good to hear that the idea of a Halo movie hasnít drifted off into space somewhere. It sounds like itís still on everyoneís mind, which hopefully means the movie will actually get madeÖ one of these days. I hate to say it, but itís starting to sound like the only way itíll get made is if Peter Jackson gets the heck out of the way.
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