In an exhaustively researched and well-written article, Wired digs deep into the saga of the failed Halo film adaptation. It's an interesting look at the still-vast differences that exist between the film and video game industries.

The article is long and detailed, so I won't attempt to summarize it. Suffice it to say that the Halo movie was undone by Microsoft's inability to understand the dynamics of Hollywood dealmaking.

It's an interesting read, right from the first few paragraphs, which recount a team of men dressed in full Spartan armor carrying Alex Garland's (28 Days Later) script for the Halo movie to the headquarters of Universal, Fox, New Line, and DreamWorks.

For the full story, click here.