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.