Halo Movie News Update
Oct 29, 2008
Well its been quite some time since we have posted. Mainly due to not much new info coming out. But we've gathered all the new info we could find and have updated the site.
- The Halo Movie's current status is in production (imdb.com). Does that mean their filming, probably not, but it's better then the status being canceled.
- We've added a Halo 3 commerical to the video page, Halo 3 "Gravesite". This is one of the commerials we forgot to add.
- We've received some emails asking us if the video on YouTube called "Halo Movie: First 8 mins" is real. NO it is not real. They were 2 promotional movie shorts for when Halo 3 came out. The user simply added some opening credits. They can also be found oun our video page at the bottom.
Thats basically it, not much info has come out, but if anything new does we'll keep you updated.
Possible New Halo Script
Apr 2, 2008
Screenwriter Stuart Beattie, who most recently wrote the script for the G.I. Joe movie is also is a huge Halo fan. Frustruated with the lack of progress with the movie, he has taken it upon himself to re-write the script, for free, based on the novel HALO: FALL OF REACH, by Eric Nylund.
It's good to see someone doing something to get this movie going.
For full details about this new script, check out http://www.latinoreview.com/news/exclusive-halo-movie-has-reach-4305
Master Chief is Not the Main Character
Mar 26, 2008
In the not so new, but new to me section, I've learned that Master Chief will NOT be the main character in the Halo movie.
Bungie Writing Director Joseph Staten in an interview with Level Up stated that Mater Chief will be a supporting character. Why?
"Where the Master Chief doesn't have a face... That's hard to carry as a main character for an entire film. But you can certainly surround him with people who don't have helmets on and you can see their faces."
I was a little surprised, but after letting it settle I actually think that's the right move.
Halo Movie Update
Jan, 24, 2008
I received a lot of email regarding the movie, so I will take the opprotunity to answer some of your questions.
Q: IMDB.com says the movie will be released in 2009, is that true?
A: No, this is purely a guess. The movie is not even shooting yet, but Microsoft is actively looking for distributer.
Q: I hear the movie is canceled, is that true?
A: No. There's a lot of negotiations going on with this movie which is why it is taking so long. Peter Jackson is currently working on other projects while Microsoft finds a distributer. However Microsoft has stated time and again that they want to make a Halo movie.
Q: Are you affiliated with Microsoft? How do you know this information?
A: No, we are a fan site. We get our information by checking press releases, news sites or it is submitted by fans. We then check the source and if we think its accurate we post it.
Halo Movie back in Pre-Production
Oct 31, 2007
Peter Jackson's representative Ken Kamins has stated to Vanity that the Halo film is still a go for Microsoft. Microsoft is already in talks with other distribution projects to continue development of the Halo film.
Kamins says, thanks to the involvement of exec producers Peter Jackson and Walsh the movie is still happening. Most of the pre-production is being done at their visual effects studios in New Zealand, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop, so there will be no stalling.
"What happened was this: Universal, on behalf of both studios, asked for a meeting with the filmmakers just prior to the due date of a significant payment," says Kamins.
"Basically, they said that in order to move forward with the film, the filmmakers had to significantly reduce their deals. They waited until the last minute to have this conversation. Peter and Fran, after speaking with their producing partners and with Microsoft and Bungie, respectfully declined."
"Everybody is supremely confident in Neal," Kamins said. "Part of what excited Peter and Fran was Neal's vision. We're very confident this film will move forward with the creative partners intact, who will take the film to production."
So it looks as those Neill Blomkamp is still onboard to be director of the Halo movie and it again has some traction.
Halo 3 Commercial - Starry Night
Oct 21, 2007
Here is the newest Halo 3 commercial. I believe this is the final one. Nothing do to with the actually movie other than it just cool to watch. Enjoy.
Halo Short Movie #3
Oct 2, 2007
Here is the third and final Halo movie short for the now released Halo 3.
More Halo 3 "Believe" short movies
Sept 26, 2007
We've added 3 more movies to our video's page. Each one is part of the "Believe" campaign for Halo 3. If this is any indication of what the Halo movie might be like, then all I can say is its going to be one hell of a movie.
Halo 3 - Making Of the Believe Diorama
Sept 18, 2007
We have another video for you today. This is the making of the Diorama that has been in the Halo 3 Believe commercials. The video is not your typical "Making of" video as stays in the Halo Universe. Watch and you'll see what I mean.
Halo Short Movie #2 Part 1
Sept 4, 2007
Another new Halo Short Movie was released a few days ago. This is part 1 of the second short film. Enjoy.
Halo Short - Secret Movie Footage?
July 12, 2007
The Halo community has been a buzz the last day over this Halo short movie for Halo 3. It's a collaboration between Bungie Studios, director Neill Blomkamp, WETA Workshop and Origami Digital. One of a series of Halo shorts. Can it be actually movie footage? Probably not, but this at least is something while we wait.
Halo Movie picked up by FOX
June 23, 2007
FOX has recently acquired licensing rights for the Halo movie. A big, big step towards finally getting the movie going. Peter Jackson has also continued his backing of Neill Blomkamp as the director saying:
"We wouldn't want to do it with anyone else. It's Neill's call."
Well it looks like finally things are moving in the right direction. Summer 2009. Only 2 more years, maybe smile
Not much Halo news recently
Feb 06th, 2007
There doesn't seem to be much new news about the Halo Movie in some time now. I guess Microsoft and Bungie are working on getting things going again. I just wanted to let you guys know were still here and as soon as we here something about the Halo the movie we'll let you know.
Halo Movie is alive and kicking
Nov 11th, 2006
With the recent departure of Univeral and Fox, Microsoft is now shopping around for new partners. According to Variety, Microsoft is focusing their partnering efforts on Warner Bros. and Paramount, although nothing is definite yet.
Other rumors have Microsoft funding the entire movie themselves. Either way it looks like this movie is going to get made one way or another.
Universal Studios and Fox drop Halo Movie, but Halo
is still a go according to Microsoft/Bungie
Oct 21st, 2006
This week some big news has surfaced about the Halo movie. First Universal Studios and Fox pulled their support for the Halo movie due to production costs. The budget originally estimated was $135 million, but it has been rumored that it will cost $200 million. That and the studios are unsure of first time director Neil Blomkamp,
On the upside, Bungie has stated
"Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and the rest of the creative team are dedicated to ensuring the Halo movie becomes a reality. We are already in discussions with potential partners who recognize the value of the Halo brand and its appeal to consumers worldwide.”
Well looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer for the movie, but at least its still being made.
Halo Director Official Announced
Aug 12, 2006
Halo the Movie will be directed by first time director Neill Blomkamp. Neill has directed a few short films and commercials before, but this is his first major movie.
A native of South Africa, Blomkamp directed the acclaimed 2005 short film, Alive in Joburg, that depicted a future in which extraterrestrials have become refugees. Last year, Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology. In 2004, Blomkamp was recognized as "One of the Top Five Directors to Watch" at the First Boards Awards and was a featured artist at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He has also been nominated for an Emmy award for his work on an episode of James Cameron's Dark Angel.
Halo Script Trashed! Denzel as Master Chief?
July 17th, 2006
Well it official, Halo is getting a script rewrite by D.B. Weiss. Weiss, who has never written a Hollywood screenplay before had this to say,
"There will be the 5% on the fringe of any hardcore fanbase that get angry about any change you make to the source material. The truth is that novels, games, comics, and what-have-you are not usually ready to be slapped up on screen as-is. If you did do a 100% faithful version, 999 times out of 1000 it would be a mess."
So rumors were correct, the Halo movie is now delayed to 2008.
Other rumors are now springing up that Denzel Washington will be playing Master Chief. This rumor is coming after the Associated Press reported that Denzel had met with Halo Executive Producer Peter Jackson in New Zealand about the two working together, possibly with Washington directing another Jackson-produced film that Weta would do the visual effects for. Denzel as Master Chief? I could see that.
Halo Movie Delayed?
June 6th, 2006
Rumors have been spreading that the Halo movie will not be released next summer, instead sometime in 2008. This is not definite, but the date has been changed from 2007 to 2008 on IMBD.com. Hopefully Bungie will have an update soon and get this straightened out.
Forums added to the Site!
May 21. 2006
Im pleased to announced that we now have forums. Feel free to join and chat about the upcoming Halo movie or other Halo related things.
Halo Fan Movie Script
May 07, 2006
A enthusiastic Halo fan emailed me the other day with a script that he wrote for a Halo movie. You can find the fan script http://halo.anotherwriter.co.uk
Also on another note, we will be installing forums on the site very soon so that all you Halo fanatics have a place to discuss the upcoming movie.
Bungie Team in New Zealand
April 22, 2006
No news from the Halo movie yet. We do know that Joe Staten and studio manager Harold Ryan are talking to Peter Jackson right now in New Zealand, but as for actual announcements, none until the studio is ready to make them
Director removed from Halo Movie?
April 15, 2006
Guillermo Del Toro is no longer listed as the director of the Halo Movie on IMDB.com. Perhaps Ridley Scott has accepted or even better maybe Peter Jackson might direct. In other news, studio manager Harold Ryan and Joe of Bungie are headed to New Zealand within 2 weeks, no doubt this has something to do with the movie. We should know more in two weeks.
Ridley Scott to Direct Halo Movie?
April 2, 2006
There are rumors about that Ridely Scott has been asked to direct the Movie, but has not accpeted yet. Currently it looks as though the front runner to direct Halo is Guillermo Del Toro, director of Hellboy and Blade II. Also rumors say Ed Harris will play Master Chief or Captain Keyes and Samuel L. Jackson as Sergeant Johnson . Not too shaby.
Halo Movie Release Date
April 2, 2006
The Halo movie, which is being produced by Universal and 20th Century Fox, is rumored to start principle shooting in Wellington, New Zealand this May. The movie is set to be release in the summer of 2007.
Halo and Peter Jackson
April 2, 2006
Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings and King Kong, has been named as one of the Executive Producers of the Halo Movie. To bad he's not directing it also.
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