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leXX
08-09-2009, 09:05 AM
Steven Spielberg Wants to make HALO Movie! It's gonna happen! http://bit.ly/1wGGa3 (via @GeekTyrant)

I'm so happy right now I could cry. A movie based on The Fall of Reach, directed by Spielberg, would be 87 kinds of awesome.

Edit: Oh yeah, and to all the Halo haters who will undoubtably come into this thread and start spewing thier crap about how Halo sucks blah blah blah, I would just like to say a premptive "Kiss my shiny metal Spartan ass". :)

IG-64
08-09-2009, 09:38 AM
I really hope this means we're going to finally have a good video game movie. I mean, it's Steven Spielberg, how could that go wrong?

And before anyone says "Indiana Jones 4" let me say this: that was actually a good movie IMO, just not good as an Indiana Jones movie. Also, George Lucas.
Even if you do count this as a "bad" Spielberg movie, it hardly makes for a bad track record. And part of the reason it didn't work so well as an Indiana Jones movie was because it was pretty campy, and I don't see anyone deciding a Halo movie should be campy any time soon.

Plus, it could have been Michael Bay... Or Uwe Boll...

BongoBob
08-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Upon hearing that Spielberg wanted to do a Halo movie, my reaction was "that's pretty cool." Then I heard that the script was based off the novel The Fall Of Reach. I then shat not one, but two bricks.

I've read that book so many times I've lost count, and this news prompted me to read through it again, and I'm already almost done with it again :p

EnderWiggin
08-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Halo sucks blah blah blah.

_EW_

Rogue15
08-09-2009, 10:46 AM
sweet!

MrWally
08-09-2009, 11:27 AM
After reading up on the storyline of The Fall of Reach I'm actually pretty excited. It sounds like a great story that would have good character development--something lacking in most modern action movies.

Kjølen
08-09-2009, 03:25 PM
The Fall of Reach is definitely one of the best of the plethora of Halo books.

EXCITEMENT!

Pho3nix
08-09-2009, 03:32 PM
Sounds pretty effin' cool even though I'm not a Halo fan.

I sure hope they wont cast Christian Bale as Master Chief though *crosses fingers*

Jeff
08-09-2009, 04:07 PM
Sounds pretty effin' cool even though I'm not a Halo fan.

I sure hope they wont cast Christian Bale as Master Chief though *crosses fingers*Christian Bale can play ANY role. >:|

Darth Avlectus
08-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Speilberg is a name to be respected--so I guess one should see it for that reason if none other. I'm not going to see any movies.

Meh, neutral to Halo...don't hate it but don't like it either.

I like Metroid better. >:-]

CommanderQ
08-09-2009, 04:14 PM
HU-RRAH!!! This is awesome news:D I am extremely glad that Spielberg is probably the one to do it, he has a ton of experience, and his name alone would definately help a HALO film:D I think Peter Jackson originally wanted to do it, but that got side-tracked, probably for the better....Spielberg and HALO, perfect combo:D

Halo Rocks.:)

MrWally
08-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Peter Jackson didn't do it and thus got into District 9.

And I don't care how much you like Halo, the Peter Jackson produced District 9 could be the best thing to happen to Sci-Fi movies in decades.

CommanderQ
08-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Peter Jackson didn't do it and thus got into District 9.

And I don't care how much you like Halo, the Peter Jackson produced District 9 could be the best thing to happen to Sci-Fi movies in decades.

I didn't mean to say that Peter Jackson would not have been able to pull off a successful HALO movie if he was still going to do it, he's also an extremely good director.

Lord of the Rings was one of the many examples of his excellence{probably 3 of the best films I've seen:D}, King Kong was another, though that one wasn't as successful as LotR. But there is no doubt that District 9 looks completely awesome, and I agree with you that this could be the best thing for Sci-fi movies for decades.

Notice, I said probably for the better, if he was doing Halo, then he probably would not be doing District 9.

leXX
08-09-2009, 04:58 PM
The whole thing with Jackson not making Halo anymore is all explained here (http://kotaku.com/5324697/jackson-explains-how-fate-killed-halo-and-gave-birth-to-district-9).

Jackson and Blomkamp were going to bring Microsoft's Halo videogame franchise to the big screen, but when Hollywood bailed on Microsoft's demands, the duo ended up creating District 9, which opens August 14.

I would have been very happy with Jackson making it, and when I heard it wasn't gonna happen I was upset to say the least, so the news that Spielberg wants to do it now is just fantastic seeing as most people thought it was never gonna happen. And I don't care what anyone says, the Halo Universe from the point of view of the books makes for an absolutely amazing trilogy of films.

IG-64
08-09-2009, 06:39 PM
Since we're talking about District 9, I agree that it looks pretty cool, but I hope they keep the politics subtle. The whole "things that are different get socially repressed" thing isn't exactly new, nor is tying it to a political message. It's basically Planet of the Apes, only in reverse and with aliens; except replace Civil Rights Movement with Iraq War and/or Illegal Immigration. There are plenty of other examples of this as well. Heck, True Blood is doing the same thing right now with homosexuality. District 9 is also looking very misanthropic, which I generally dislike. Still though, it does look cool, and I love the realism they're giving it. I just question whether it's really going to revolutionize anything.

BongoBob
08-09-2009, 07:01 PM
And I don't care what anyone says, the Halo Universe from the point of view of the books makes for an absolutely amazing trilogy of films.

This.

Kain
08-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Ha, District 9 hijacked this one really quick.

BongoBob
08-09-2009, 08:25 PM
It's not exactly surprising considering District 9 was, in a sense, born from the ashes of the previous Halo movie attempt.

Kain
08-10-2009, 12:02 AM
I demand an explination on that one, Bongo.

IG-64
08-10-2009, 02:08 AM
Both Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp worked on the Halo movie, and after awhile they started to like working together. When Halo fell apart, they decided to just do another sci-fi movie, and District 9 was born. District 9 would not have happened had it not been for Halo. They've basically said this themselves.

MrWally
08-10-2009, 02:10 AM
From what I understand Jackson and Blomkamp wouldn't have met each other and came up with District 9 had they not originally been working on a Halo movie.

BongoBob
08-10-2009, 04:25 AM
I demand an explination on that one, Bongo.

Jackson Explains How Fate Killed Halo And Gave Birth To District 9 (http://kotaku.com/5324697/jackson-explains-how-fate-killed-halo-and-gave-birth-to-district-9)

Darth Avlectus
08-10-2009, 11:34 AM
^^^
"Well, I believe in fate. And a lot of times in my career I've just let fate decide what happens," said Jackson. "I don't try to influence things too much. ‘Cause I kind of believe in some weird force that's out there, sort of deciding what happens in your life. And I just look back on it and think, well fate made a decision that it wasn't gonna be Halo that we made, it was gonna be District 9. 'Cause it literally happened within 24 hours. I mean, we woke up one morning thinking we were making Halo. That day we got the news that the studios, Fox and Universal, didn't want to make the film anymore."

When asked exactly what happened with the Halo film, Jackson replied, "It wasn't like the studios didn't want to make it with us, they just didn't want to make Halo anymore because they were arguing amongst themselves and with Microsoft and the rights and the deals and everything else. It was all these little politics that were kicking in."


Just like anything else. Fan films and all that stuff is what that story reminds me of. Happens far more often than most of us would like to admit.

leXX
08-11-2009, 03:24 PM
Oh great, Microsoft are saying the Halo movie is still "on hold". (http://kotaku.com/5334508/microsoft-halo-movie-still-on-hold)

We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie. That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

Kjølen
08-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Wait, what? Halo 3: ODST? Halo: Reach?
Geez, and I thought Halo Wars was a novel idea. Looks like novel ideas for side games are a dime a dozen now. What happened to Halo 1, 2, and 3? You know... the series.

MrWally
08-11-2009, 06:06 PM
I thought they said that they were done with the Halo series following Master Chief. I might be wrong, but that's what I was told.

BongoBob
08-11-2009, 07:27 PM
Microsoft will milk Halo (for better or for worse) to the end of time.

jrrtoken
08-11-2009, 07:45 PM
If that's the case, then I'm actually looking forward to Halo Kart.

Kjølen
08-11-2009, 08:30 PM
I'm looking forward to Halo Smash Brothers.

swphreak
08-11-2009, 08:32 PM
I'd go see Halo: The Fall of Reach: The Movie.

leXX
08-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Well I pre-ordered Halo ODST ages ago, it looks great. It's Halo from a completely different perspective, and it has the added advantage of having Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Dr. Horrible) as the main VO. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Q8Ca9jhQs

M@RS
08-11-2009, 09:12 PM
The Fall of Reach is definitely one of the best of the plethora of Halo books.

EXCITEMENT!

Yes, can't wait for this to come out. :D

MrWally
08-11-2009, 11:36 PM
And it has the added advantage of having Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Dr. Horrible) as the main VO. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Q8Ca9jhQs


That's reason enough for me to buy a game right there.

IG-64
08-12-2009, 03:01 PM
I see they also modeled him with a creepy level of accuracy. O_o

Tommycat
08-14-2009, 07:48 AM
I see they also modeled him with a creepy level of accuracy. O_o

Well members of Bungie are Firefly fans and Nathan is a Halo fan... seems perfect to me.

Darth Groovy
08-24-2009, 05:52 AM
I read The Fall of Reach and I have to confess that there are some major comparisons to the movie Soldier which came out in 1998. It could still be a good movie if done right. Besides, they already made fully functioning Warthogs: http://www.bungie.net/images/News/WeeklyUpdate/WarthogB110707.jpg