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A Halo movie is a being made, someday, probably, eventually

04.08.2010

It should be no surprise that a blockbuster sci-fi action movie based on one of the most popular game franchises of all time will be made EVENTUALLY, but Microsoft feels the need to remind us that project is coming, but that “the time isn’t right” just yet. This is Micrsoft’s Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor filling us in on the latest:

"We're going to make a movie when the time is right," he said. "We own the IP. If we want to make a movie, the scale of all the other stuff that we do changes dramatically. We make tens and tens of millions of dollars on ancillary stuff, toys, apparel, music and publishing. If we do a movie all of that will grow exponentially. We have some numbers if we do a movie, but it changes everything. It also changes our target and age demographic."

How exactly does a movie change your target and age demographic? I mean, yes, technically you want to expand it from fifteen year old boys to “everyone on earth,” but how are you planning on doing that with a universe like Halo? Just stay true to the origins, hire some writers to craft a halfway decent story (which I maintain the Halo series does not have for the most part), throw in some Cameron 3D tech and you’ll be good to go.

Extra Tidbit: Marines = Terran, Covenant = Protoss, Flood = Zerg, Mind = blown.
Source: IGN

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12:36PM on 04/10/2010

PG-13

If it's not restricted, I'll skip it.
Why would they change their target? The same goes for the residents evil movies. The games alone have good enough stories to support decent and above average movies but yet we're given super human bullshit? Halo should be a dark, griddy, violent and beautifully crafted movie.
They better not fuck up Halo.
If it's not restricted, I'll skip it.
Why would they change their target? The same goes for the residents evil movies. The games alone have good enough stories to support decent and above average movies but yet we're given super human bullshit? Halo should be a dark, griddy, violent and beautifully crafted movie.
They better not fuck up Halo.
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8:26AM on 04/09/2010
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4:22AM on 04/09/2010

Starcraft

Nice tidbit about Starcraft. As for a Halo movie love the game, love the guns. would love to see him driving warthog over some covenant enemies. I can safely say that a Halo movie might come out before Starcraft 2 game is released. LOL
Nice tidbit about Starcraft. As for a Halo movie love the game, love the guns. would love to see him driving warthog over some covenant enemies. I can safely say that a Halo movie might come out before Starcraft 2 game is released. LOL
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3:29AM on 04/09/2010
agreed V
agreed V
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11:44PM on 04/08/2010
NEILL BLOMKAMP AND DEL TORO
NEILL BLOMKAMP AND DEL TORO
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10:57PM on 04/08/2010
Here are the steps to making a great Halo movie:

1. Get Jackson and Blomkamp back on the project.

2. Man up and give 'em the money they need.

3. Use Alex Garland's awesome, pitch-perfect script.

4. Watch the box office grosses roll in.
Here are the steps to making a great Halo movie:

1. Get Jackson and Blomkamp back on the project.

2. Man up and give 'em the money they need.

3. Use Alex Garland's awesome, pitch-perfect script.

4. Watch the box office grosses roll in.
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9:15PM on 04/08/2010
I cant think of one film based on a video game that was decent, not matter what the premise was. I would be very surprised if they made something good out of Halo.
I cant think of one film based on a video game that was decent, not matter what the premise was. I would be very surprised if they made something good out of Halo.
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8:10PM on 04/08/2010
I wouldn't mind seeing a Halo movie. I'm just afraid it would be a total disaster.
I wouldn't mind seeing a Halo movie. I'm just afraid it would be a total disaster.
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6:53PM on 04/08/2010

Ok

I wouldn't mind a good movie...but the whole series takes itself way too seriously and story gets politically preachy...like Star Wars Prequels. Even when it jokes around, I think to myself, oh man some dumb nerd wrote this. Kinda like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie...it's self referential dialog that I always think, "Hey. That just sounds like Quentin talking through somebody else." But none the less...if its good I'm game I guess.

I'm Serious.
I wouldn't mind a good movie...but the whole series takes itself way too seriously and story gets politically preachy...like Star Wars Prequels. Even when it jokes around, I think to myself, oh man some dumb nerd wrote this. Kinda like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie...it's self referential dialog that I always think, "Hey. That just sounds like Quentin talking through somebody else." But none the less...if its good I'm game I guess.

I'm Serious.
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4:47PM on 04/08/2010

It's too late for a Halo movie....

lets talk about an Uncharted movie, or a God of War movie. Or how bout a Gears of War movie for the Xboxers!
lets talk about an Uncharted movie, or a God of War movie. Or how bout a Gears of War movie for the Xboxers!
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5:44PM on 04/08/2010
Uncharted could be our generations Indiana Jones if done right...and cast Nathan Fillion for god sake!!
Uncharted could be our generations Indiana Jones if done right...and cast Nathan Fillion for god sake!!
4:41PM on 04/08/2010

Come on

From what I remember, Alex Garland was paid $1M by Microsoft to write the script, which he did, and Latino Review gave it a pretty decent review. Neil Blonkamp was attached to direct with Peter Jackson to produce. The one thing that held up proudiction - reportedly, anyway - was the $800M price tag that the film came with to make. My idea is to go back to Garland's script, which is supposed to be pretty intense, use the technology that Cameron devloped for Avatar for the film, which will give
From what I remember, Alex Garland was paid $1M by Microsoft to write the script, which he did, and Latino Review gave it a pretty decent review. Neil Blonkamp was attached to direct with Peter Jackson to produce. The one thing that held up proudiction - reportedly, anyway - was the $800M price tag that the film came with to make. My idea is to go back to Garland's script, which is supposed to be pretty intense, use the technology that Cameron devloped for Avatar for the film, which will give credence to the pricetag. Or keep it all as practical effects driven as possible, since we know Blonkamp can definitely handle it. Point is ground work's already been laid. Just hope they fuckin use it.
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4:05PM on 04/08/2010
they are grossly over-estimating how good this movie could be. its just another space marine story. halo was popular because of the gameplay!
if the game isn't rated r it will suck. there is no way you can make a war movie pg 13.
they are grossly over-estimating how good this movie could be. its just another space marine story. halo was popular because of the gameplay!
if the game isn't rated r it will suck. there is no way you can make a war movie pg 13.
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3:53PM on 04/08/2010
I don't know what their talking about here....IGN already has the trailer up.
I don't know what their talking about here....IGN already has the trailer up.
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1:18PM on 04/09/2010
You're kidding, right? You know that's not for a real film?
You're kidding, right? You know that's not for a real film?
5:39PM on 04/09/2010
he has a gorilla flipping us off, I'm sure he's serious XD
he has a gorilla flipping us off, I'm sure he's serious XD
1:10PM on 04/12/2010
Yeah it was released on 04/01/2010....April Fool's day...that's how seriously I took it to be.
Yeah it was released on 04/01/2010....April Fool's day...that's how seriously I took it to be.
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3:44PM on 04/08/2010

STAR FOX MOVIE!!!

think about it. a dreamworks-nintendo Star Fox movie would be epic. star fox is the perfect universe for an animated film. every kid who owned an N64 knows/loves the star fax 64 world. they can cast some big name celebrities to do the voice acting to pull in the rest of the general audience. spaceships, lasers, monsters, this would be perfect for 3D as well. and think about the official star fox movie wii game? this could be a HUGE franchise!

i wish i was a movie exec.
think about it. a dreamworks-nintendo Star Fox movie would be epic. star fox is the perfect universe for an animated film. every kid who owned an N64 knows/loves the star fax 64 world. they can cast some big name celebrities to do the voice acting to pull in the rest of the general audience. spaceships, lasers, monsters, this would be perfect for 3D as well. and think about the official star fox movie wii game? this could be a HUGE franchise!

i wish i was a movie exec.
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3:33PM on 04/08/2010

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3:48PM on 04/08/2010
yea, you are the only one
yea, you are the only one
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3:29PM on 04/08/2010
I'd like to see a Metroid movie but Nintendo is pretty uptight with their character franchise ever since the Mario Bros. debacle.
I'd like to see a Metroid movie but Nintendo is pretty uptight with their character franchise ever since the Mario Bros. debacle.
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3:24PM on 04/08/2010

Halo Movie to take it's time.

Honestly, do we need to rush to make this film? With the soon to be released Halo: Reach, you get an understanding as to why they want to take thier time. Cause they can milk the profits much better then if they rush it. IF they screw it up, this will alienate all the fans it already has.. If they make this movie with a R rating, and it will still sell a TON. This is an absolutly HUGE franchise and a crapy movie could sink the ship. If it's done right, they can't take it to two or 3 sequels and
Honestly, do we need to rush to make this film? With the soon to be released Halo: Reach, you get an understanding as to why they want to take thier time. Cause they can milk the profits much better then if they rush it. IF they screw it up, this will alienate all the fans it already has.. If they make this movie with a R rating, and it will still sell a TON. This is an absolutly HUGE franchise and a crapy movie could sink the ship. If it's done right, they can't take it to two or 3 sequels and thus creating a whole new film franchise. Thus, making lots of money. While continuing to build the video game franchise, you have a demographic of 14 to 28 (respectively). if they make it a PG movie, then they;ll lose the top half of thier audience, cause we all know sci-fi and PG don't go together very well.
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3:20PM on 04/08/2010
Oh and don't forget this one:
Halo = gay.
Oh and don't forget this one:
Halo = gay.
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6:46PM on 04/08/2010
You couldn't be more correct.
You couldn't be more correct.
3:12PM on 04/08/2010

They missed their peak

Halo was at a peak with Halo 3, and the film should've been made by now. They missed their opportunity to hit at the peak of the hype and success to maximize the profits. Now it will likely still make a bundle, but not as much as it would've been had it come out this or last year.

Microsoft shouldn't dictate filmmaking, they don't know that game yet.
Halo was at a peak with Halo 3, and the film should've been made by now. They missed their opportunity to hit at the peak of the hype and success to maximize the profits. Now it will likely still make a bundle, but not as much as it would've been had it come out this or last year.

Microsoft shouldn't dictate filmmaking, they don't know that game yet.
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2:55PM on 04/08/2010

@Extra Tidbit

Interesting observation to make seeing as how Starcraft itself makes no secret that many of its characters (and characterizations) were derived from other established sources, (movies, anime, etc).

I wouldnt mind seeing a Halo movie as I think it has plenty of potential to be fun. That said, I'd be interested in a Starcraft movie much, much more as there's so much more to work with (IMO).
Interesting observation to make seeing as how Starcraft itself makes no secret that many of its characters (and characterizations) were derived from other established sources, (movies, anime, etc).

I wouldnt mind seeing a Halo movie as I think it has plenty of potential to be fun. That said, I'd be interested in a Starcraft movie much, much more as there's so much more to work with (IMO).
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