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Is DreamWorks taking a stab at the Halo movie?

10.06.2010

The release of "Halo: Reach" has sparked back up talks on the video game getting the movie treatment.

Insiders for Vulture say that DreamWorks Pictures are going back for the rights and are wanting to revive the project. But why are they going after this again since it's been in limbo since 2006? It might have something to do with the fact that "Halo: Reach" grossed $200 million the first day it was released. Still, Universal and Fox shelled out millions of dollars only to end up in the fail zone. Why would DreamWorks tempt fate?

The studio believes that the key is in focusing on the novelizations of the game as the basis for the plot. It might seem odd, but this is the best way for them to avoid a legal situation with Fox and Universal involving their own Halo development process (stalled or not). It just sounds like DreamWorks wants to put on a Halo project, but stay the eff away from the drama. But again, is this a good plan on their part?

Microsoft is being pretty protective of their baby though. They don't want a movie fail to equal a decline in game sales. One source gave this remark, “It’s a gigantic waste of time, because [Microsoft] doesn’t want anything to happen in any other media that could screw up a multi-billion dollar franchise. Somebody has to be in control of a movie; it’s a director’s medium. But they’re completely averse to that. Because if Steven Spielberg fucks it up, what’s your recourse? So the rule is: ‘First, do no harm.’” Basically it comes down to the fact that if the project even make Microsoft slightly uneasy, that shit is going back into development hell to rot for all time.

Stuart Beattie (G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA) had the job last year to script the film. Beattie confirmed that he did an adaptation of "Halo: The Fall of Reach" in 2007. He recently told Vulture this, “I’m just a huge fan and my long-term goal is to get three Halo movies [based on the three novelizations] made. It’s not something I can accomplish tomorrow. But if I can help, I am glad to do it." No telling if the guy will still be on it now that DreamWorks is taking on the task. Would Steven Spielberg's slap on it guarantee a promising venture?

We'll just have to see. Until then it's more waiting.

Remember Neill Blomkamp's short?

Extra Tidbit: How's everyone enjoying "Halo: Reach" so far?
Source: Vulture

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2:43AM on 04/12/2012

Halo

Well from what my SOURCES tell me and they have never steered me wrong. Apparently Bungie has asked James Cameron to take the beloved HALO franchise and adopt it. Now Mr.Cameron said that it is a possibility that he will look at as long as quote."Bungie trusts him enough to change some things as far as the story line enough to where it will still be like the game but also introduce new parameters and varieties of character and storyline development. Bungie later went on to sign the rights over
Well from what my SOURCES tell me and they have never steered me wrong. Apparently Bungie has asked James Cameron to take the beloved HALO franchise and adopt it. Now Mr.Cameron said that it is a possibility that he will look at as long as quote."Bungie trusts him enough to change some things as far as the story line enough to where it will still be like the game but also introduce new parameters and varieties of character and storyline development. Bungie later went on to sign the rights over to James. Also bungie said and I quote. We have full faith in Mr.Cameron to fulfill the legend that is HALO. He is a mastermind. If you dont believe us just look at TITANIC AND AVATAR and see how much those movies made box office.

So I REALLY HOPE THEY DONT CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND GIVE IT TO SPIELBERG WHO IN TURN WILL SHIT ON THIS MOVIE.

THE MOVIE WILL BE ENTITLED EITHER
HALO:REBIRTH
HALO:GALAXIES
HALO:EVOLUTION
OR JUST HALO
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5:47PM on 10/07/2010
Agreed with those who say G.I. Joe sucked. I believe Dreamworks and Spielberg have the good sense to hire a different writer if this whole thing works out. That's a big IF. It's always a question mark with the Halo movie.
Agreed with those who say G.I. Joe sucked. I believe Dreamworks and Spielberg have the good sense to hire a different writer if this whole thing works out. That's a big IF. It's always a question mark with the Halo movie.
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7:00AM on 10/07/2010

Isn't Halo Reach the last game anyway, so how could a poor movie hurt game sales?

well I don't have an x-box so I've only played the games here and there, but I understand Microsoft not wanting a crappy movie made, but it's always been a challenge to make a movie based on a game!
well I don't have an x-box so I've only played the games here and there, but I understand Microsoft not wanting a crappy movie made, but it's always been a challenge to make a movie based on a game!
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6:06AM on 10/07/2010

Haaallooo

Sounds cool but I think it's funny how they would get Stuart Beattie to script it because honestly G.I.Joe sucked and to but him in charge of scripting a Halo movie is an effin travesty for both fans and the movie!

One thing I don't understand is that video game writers are under rated Mass Effect and Halo have fantastic story lines why not hire on of them to have a go at it? Who's with me?
Sounds cool but I think it's funny how they would get Stuart Beattie to script it because honestly G.I.Joe sucked and to but him in charge of scripting a Halo movie is an effin travesty for both fans and the movie!

One thing I don't understand is that video game writers are under rated Mass Effect and Halo have fantastic story lines why not hire on of them to have a go at it? Who's with me?
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4:27AM on 10/07/2010

That green guy = $$$

I must have missed the Halo game that had a plot. I played through 2 and didn't see any potential for mining cinema gold. Now where the hell is my Half Life movie? District 9 seemed to capture some of the atmosphere from that series. Oh well, gotta go with what the kids dig these days.
I must have missed the Halo game that had a plot. I played through 2 and didn't see any potential for mining cinema gold. Now where the hell is my Half Life movie? District 9 seemed to capture some of the atmosphere from that series. Oh well, gotta go with what the kids dig these days.
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4:14AM on 10/07/2010

Proceed with Caution

Yes, I wanna see Halo on the big screen. No, I dont wanna see another good game get the Hollywood crap treatment.
Yes, I wanna see Halo on the big screen. No, I dont wanna see another good game get the Hollywood crap treatment.
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9:10PM on 10/06/2010
Tread carefully Dreamworks. Microsoft has the right to be skeptical and protective. Look what happened to Nintendo with "Super Mario Bros."
Tread carefully Dreamworks. Microsoft has the right to be skeptical and protective. Look what happened to Nintendo with "Super Mario Bros."
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11:25PM on 10/06/2010
I'm confused as to what Microsoft has to do with Nintendo and DreamWorks has to do with Disney. Is it the notion of a beloved, signature franchise?
I'm confused as to what Microsoft has to do with Nintendo and DreamWorks has to do with Disney. Is it the notion of a beloved, signature franchise?
8:34PM on 10/06/2010
I don't think this gonna happen. Halo is too large. Doom, on the other hand, could be a movie and look how it turns out to be.
I don't think this gonna happen. Halo is too large. Doom, on the other hand, could be a movie and look how it turns out to be.
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8:02PM on 10/06/2010

Not gonna happen though

Don't get my hopes up. Besides, if it does get made, it would be nothing in comparison to what it would have been with Peter Jackson.


Although, it has been proven that a Halo movie can be done and look good visually (IMO). Just look at the live-action commercials
Don't get my hopes up. Besides, if it does get made, it would be nothing in comparison to what it would have been with Peter Jackson.


Although, it has been proven that a Halo movie can be done and look good visually (IMO). Just look at the live-action commercials
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7:58PM on 10/06/2010

REACH

was awesome and the multiplayer is too for the most part.

but i cant help but think this movie will never get made.. its a shame Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp(sp) didnt get their shot.
was awesome and the multiplayer is too for the most part.

but i cant help but think this movie will never get made.. its a shame Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp(sp) didnt get their shot.
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7:38PM on 10/06/2010
The movie is never getting made. If it were getting made, I believe that there would be a Halo movie out or in production already.
The movie is never getting made. If it were getting made, I believe that there would be a Halo movie out or in production already.
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7:23PM on 10/06/2010
I like Halo but don't love it. Recently I discovered that the "lore" before the story of Master Chief is much more interesting to me so I'd welcome a movie based on the beginning.

But get a better writer. For a guy who wants to "get it right", he sure fucked up G.I.Joe. And yes, it's not entirely his fault but he's guilty by association.
I like Halo but don't love it. Recently I discovered that the "lore" before the story of Master Chief is much more interesting to me so I'd welcome a movie based on the beginning.

But get a better writer. For a guy who wants to "get it right", he sure fucked up G.I.Joe. And yes, it's not entirely his fault but he's guilty by association.
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