A Halo Movie Is Happening… But It Actually Is Not
Last week, Frank O’Connor of Microsoft — otherwise known as Halo’s “development director” — spoke as part of a panel at the Future of Television East conference. Harold Goldberg of the New York Videogame Critics Circle reports he said these words while on the panel: “We want to have Halo on any screen we have access to.”
After the panel, Goldberg says, a network executive came up and started talking about the piles of money he wanted to throw at Halo, and then when Kotaku’s man tried to ask him about the exchange, O’Connor just said this: “There will be a Halo movie.”
And then Goldberg says they talked about a Halo TV series and–
Wait, it turns out that none of this is really true. Folks were talking about this on the Bungie.org forums, and O’Connor interrupted and called bulls**t on it.
I was talking at a TV conference about Transmedia, so almost everything I say in that article that seems to be specifically about Halo, is about franchises in general and is pretty misleading to behonest. No Halo movie or TVseries is in the works right now, and the thing about the big TV exec coming up and offering piles of money simply didn’t happen.
Hahahahahahaha. So that’s that, but, to be fair, Goldberg didn’t really imply that Halo adaptations were “in the works”; he implied instead that Bungie would be open to doing them. On the other hand, “Harold Goldberg” sounds like an old person name, so maybe he just can’t hear that well.
Also, in his post about this, Goldberg thought the Museum of Humanity Halo 3 viral video was fan-made, so that tells you what that guy knows.
One question, though, Frank: What’s going on with this?