The lights are on
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.
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Interesting. Very... interesting.
Wow... thats quite a good story none the less. Haha, they would have been better off making a documentery on all of this!!
Interesting article. If I were MS, I think I would have approached the table with the same "bravado".
Story summed up: MS wanted big $
if Alex Garland's script would have been picked up it could've been a fantastic film
Sucks that the movie was dropped.But maybe it was for the better hate to see another fail like Doom or the other terrible video game interpretations that are out there.
It wouldn't surprise me it fail or din't even got started on. It's just sad that people in Hollywood would think that this movie was going to FAIL.
I suppose I'll sign up on Kickstarter for some major funding on my AAA Claymation adaption of Halo.
I'll tell you how it gets done, give the script to Uwe Boll, he'll do it right :P
Nice article, sounds good
This...this really pisses me off. But kudos to Microsoft for the epic amount of bravado behind the reveal. The greed, though, has to go.
I think the people who put together the Halo commercials should make a movie. The "Deliver Hope" (i think that's what it's called) commercial for Halo Reach is awesome, it still gives me goosebumps every time i watch it.
its a shame that microsoft got so greedy with money that they never stopped to think that maybe making a halo movie wasnt just about the money. that maybe halo was no longer just their game but our game as well and that we would want to see master chief on the big screen because its what he and us gamers deserve. microsoft wouldve made their money and made millions of fans happy if they wouldve thought about whats best for halo and its fans instead of their already fat wallets
Its a shame this couldn't happen.
Eh, games like this are too epic and detailed to be crammed into an hour and forty-five minute movie. Lets get a real series on a premium network like HBO.
Read it, too bad about it not getting made. Even though I don't care for Halo, a movie might have been pretty cool.