Is the HALO movie still alive?

A certain Mr Spielberg might be rescuing it...

After Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp spent their Comic Con time telling us that HALO is dead, it looks like there might be flickers of life. is reporting that none other than Steven Spielberg might be interested in getting into the HALO business as a producer, thanks to Stuart Beattie's take on the script.

Last year, Beattie came out with an adaptation of Eric Nyland's prequel novel HALO: The Fall Of Reach, which chronicles how the game's main Master Chief character came to be and the tragic first contact with alien enemies the Covenant.

Since Beattie has come up with a way to keep the CG baddies off screen for half the film, it's a more affordable script than the first stab at turning the game into a film.

Right now, it's all unconfirmed web rumour, but the lads at IESB say their sources are solid - and Spielberg is certainly a man who can make things happen.

And he could certainly use a big action tentpole to prop up DreamWorks' new deal with Disney.

Whether it'll happen is anyone's guess - but with Hollywood obsessed with brand name ideas, don't count it out just yet...


Do you want to see the HALO movie alive again? Speak up, gamers...


    • Desperation

      Aug 10th 2009, 10:26

      I hadn't been at all interested in the Halo movie until now, but if The Beard does get involved then it could turn into something worth watching.

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    • Agent69

      Aug 10th 2009, 13:35

      @ Desperation: You mean like Transformers?

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    • manfromthezoo

      Aug 10th 2009, 15:19

      As solid a writer as Beattie is, I'm just not convinced that the Reach story is the right 'in' for Halo at the cinema. I'm feeling the first ring story - in other words the first game - would work as a theatrical bow to a far better extent. Alex Garland's script was awesome - the only problem being that each page positively reeked of money. However, it captured the mystery and majesty of Halo. I fear the Reach story, at this point, would be another 'origins' lite-war flick. And we all know how they turned out this summer...COUGH-Terminator-COUGH.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 11th 2009, 2:21

      As a big Halo fan I have mixed feelings about this. Happy that the Halo universe might be made into a film and sad that it won't involve PJ or the talented Blomkamp.

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    • Al Dente

      Aug 11th 2009, 17:20

      ...seriously...does Spielberg have to direct/produce everything involving aliens these days? Never played Halo though, so yeah...

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