Still No Halo Movie in the Works, Microsoft Promises

Talk of a movie based on the Halo games has been going on for about a decade now, with Peter Jackson long ago signing on to produce with Neill Blomkamp directing. That didn’t happen, and Blomkamp went on to score a Best Picture nod at the Oscars for District 9 before stinking up the joint with Elysium last year. There have since been rumors here and there, including one about Spielberg doing something with it, but it seems the Halo movie has never gotten closer to existing than is was with Blomkamp and Jackson.

But GameSpot asked MS about the prospect anyway because of buzz about Ridley Scott doing a Halo movie, and they were told this: “As we’ve previously stated, we have no plans for a ‘Halo’ motion picture at this time.”

So that’s that, except it may not be as you know how secretive the biz can be when it wants to. Meanwhile, there will be an Xbox One-exclusive Halo TV show spearheaded by Spielberg someday, which will probably be AT LEAST as good as the ‘Steven Spielberg Presents Taken’ mini-series that aired on the Scifi Channel a long time ago.

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2 Comments on Still No Halo Movie in the Works, Microsoft Promises


On January 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I like how they have to “promise” it isn’t in production. Because lets face it, in today’s times movie adaptations of films are just awful (as well as the “Video Game Movie: The Game” that follows). The longer we can be without a halo movie, the better. …And when they finally do make one they better make it true to the original trilogy, Bungie deserves to hold the glory for their (originally at least) creation.

Nick Leg

On January 16, 2014 at 3:57 am

Indeed. It’s like they know videogames films usually suck and people hate them, so they have to make reassurances that it won’t happen with Halo. Microsoft can’t afford any more negative publicity at the moment.