Dreamworks Eying Halo Movie

While Fox and Universal’s joint attempt to make a Halo movie with Pater Jackson producing and Neill Blomkamp directing may have died a slow death years ago (with Blomkamp going on to become a star anyway as the director of District 9), all is not lost. New York Magazine’s Vulture blog reported yesterday that Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg are looking to get into the Halo movie game. Spielberg in all likelihood would not direct the thing, but would instead be an executive producer, not really having a hand in it at all.

Vulture says they’re aiming to adapt the novels rather than the games so as to avoiding to potentially having to foot the $12 million bill for Universal’s previous development.

Not a bad plan. Save some cash, and you still get exactly the same story, since, for the most part, the books are adaptations of the games. And I like the idea of a Halo movie, and the live-action ads Microsoft runs in advance of each new game, particularly “We Are ODST,” have shown the potential there. Do it, Dreamworks.

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8 Comments on Dreamworks Eying Halo Movie

G

On October 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

YES. Adapting the novels is a GREAT idea. It’s what the Resident Evil films should have done.

Ampix0

On October 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

There is a god!

Wolverine

On October 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

With Spielberg at the helm at least it will not be directed by Uwe ‘Toilet’ Boll.

Jonathan

On October 12, 2010 at 12:25 am

Thats an AMAZING idea adapting to the novels where the story had more depth and kept me hooked…. not sdaying the games did just the books were great.

reddevil

On October 12, 2010 at 2:00 am

adapting to the novels IT”S THE ONLY WAY to have a good movie. mark my words!

Mike

On October 18, 2010 at 4:12 am

Fall of Reach would make a EPIC movie

Jeb

On January 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Though the live action trailers for halo are always cool, I think the one for halo 3 was the best. It had almost absolutely nothing to do with Master Chief, but it was just so cool that it didnt matter.

Michael

On May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

this is going to be epic saw the first 8 mins and ive saw that it has 3 mins of previews thats the only thing about it thats going to suck