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07.29.2009

It’s old news at this point that Peter Jackson’s HALO movie is dead (though we did get some awesome props out of it), but the fate of his other HALO project, HALO CHRONICLES has been uncertain. Until now.

CHRONICLES was supposed to be an episodic Xbox game with Jackson at the helm, but like the movie, the project unraveled and now Jackson says it’s “no longer happening.” And now Microsoft has put out an official statement that’s equally pessimistic:

"Microsoft Game Studios is deeply committed to supporting and strategically growing the Halo franchise, and our relationship with Peter and his team is something that we greatly value. Given the bandwidth of both of our companies we've decided to put this joint effort on hold and prioritize resources against other projects like Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach and Halo Legends."

So “on hold” isn’t “cancelled,” but don’t expect this one to wake up from its coma any time soon. I’m curious to know just what the hell happened with Peter Jackson and the HALO franchise to cause all of these projects to disintegrate. It doesn’t sound like there’s any ill will on either side, and surely both parties would imagine that a Jackson HALO movie or game would rake in the dough, so what exactly is the problem here?

Extra Tidbit: Without a doubt there will be a HALO movie someday, it's just a question of "when" and "from who."
Source: Joystiq

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6:49AM on 07/30/2009

Well this is what I heard....

(And more than likely from THIS SITE!) I had read that Microsoft wanted the same control that Marvel has with their properties. Two major studios that would have put up the (massive) budget and shared distribution said basicly "yeah, sure, good luck with that" and pulled out leaving Microsoft without ANY interest from any of the other studios unless they agreed to easy up on their control issues. Can't say I fault the studios for that decision. I mean Marvel has tons of value and history with
(And more than likely from THIS SITE!) I had read that Microsoft wanted the same control that Marvel has with their properties. Two major studios that would have put up the (massive) budget and shared distribution said basicly "yeah, sure, good luck with that" and pulled out leaving Microsoft without ANY interest from any of the other studios unless they agreed to easy up on their control issues. Can't say I fault the studios for that decision. I mean Marvel has tons of value and history with their properties plus has had boxoffice success and Microsoft has... well, Halo.
again something I read so take it or leave it...
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12:09AM on 07/30/2009

Ideas

would someone please tell me why Jackson has to be the only director to make Halo come on they got pepole that made Narnia but come on if they want a story go ask Nolan he probabily do it just god dont ask the person who did dragon ball evolution that was a shame and god if tey ever make Bleach dont ever say i want to make it more realistic ask Peter Jackson to do Inuyasha who knows he will probaily take it on . But back on track come on theres Michal Bay But to tell you the truth you should go
would someone please tell me why Jackson has to be the only director to make Halo come on they got pepole that made Narnia but come on if they want a story go ask Nolan he probabily do it just god dont ask the person who did dragon ball evolution that was a shame and god if tey ever make Bleach dont ever say i want to make it more realistic ask Peter Jackson to do Inuyasha who knows he will probaily take it on . But back on track come on theres Michal Bay But to tell you the truth you should go to the person who did Terminator James Cameron.
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5:28PM on 07/29/2009

JACKSON!!!

MAKE IT HAPPEN PLEEAASSSEE!!!!!!
MAKE IT HAPPEN PLEEAASSSEE!!!!!!
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3:18PM on 07/29/2009

...maybe...

in response to the Extra Tidbit... that's what she said [about Duke Nukem].
in response to the Extra Tidbit... that's what she said [about Duke Nukem].
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3:11PM on 07/29/2009

balls

I was looking forward to see what Jackson was gonna come up with. A little bit of a bummer tbh.
I was looking forward to see what Jackson was gonna come up with. A little bit of a bummer tbh.
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