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Halo movie resurfaces; Spielberg to helm? August 10th, 2009

IESB are report­ing that Steven Spiel­berg may be tak­ing up the Halo movie gig, a cou­ple years after his Tintin pal Peter Jack­son dropped the project. There’s no con­clu­sive proof and the rumor sources are “stu­dio exec­u­tives” and “close ties to CAA”; what do the rumors say?

“[Steven Spiel­berg is] cur­rently in active nego­ti­a­tions to develop the fea­ture film adaptation”

The story is hyped up with details of Spielberg’s video game hob­bies and sug­gested fas­ci­na­tion of the lat­est Stu­art Beat­tie “Fall of reach” script, aka a Mas­ter Chief back story orig­i­nally writ­ten in 2001 by Erik Nylund. We’re tak­ing this one with a grain of salt. BUT, it is good to see the Halo movie back in the lime­light — one day, maybe, it will hit the big screens.

IESB has learned exclu­sively (believe me this is solid and I’ve con­firmed it three times over with stu­dio exec­u­tives and our close ties to CAA) that one of the biggest pro­duc­ers in Hol­ly­wood his­tory is cur­rently in active nego­ti­a­tions to develop the fea­ture film adap­ta­tion and no it’s not Jerry Bruck­heimer or Peter Jack­son. It’s the man behind Jaws, E.T., Indi­ana Jones and Trans­form­ers, Mr. Steven Spielberg.

Spiel­berg is blown away by writer Stu­art Beattie’s take on the game in his script enti­tled HALO THE FALL OF REACH. This cou­pled with the fact that his Dream­works umbrella is look­ing for a big tent pole to help launch their newly inde­pen­dant stu­dio with dis­tri­b­u­tion over at Walt Dis­ney Pic­tures after los­ing Trans­form­ers to Para­mount in the sep­a­ra­tion, it’s the per­fect combination.

Comments 14 Responses to “Halo movie resurfaces; Spielberg to helm?”

ben August 17th, 2009

make a googd movie and i hope it comes out soon

#1 HALO fan (sasquatch) August 18th, 2009

Go Spiel­berg!

Make bungie proud.

Febrele August 24th, 2009

That’s great news, but only if he DIRECTS it. I don’t want Halo to become another Transformers.

Spiel­berg is the man for the job, I believe that. He can do amaz­ing science-fiction movies and also war movies. 3 words : Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan.

suzette­per­era August 25th, 2009

i have watched thou­sands of movies, but when it comes to the
direc­tors name “Spiel­berg” i really go crazy, because i know its
gonna be num­ber one movie of the year, so am glade to hear this.
i have played the game,now i can’t wait to watch it.
keep it up sir..

Rahul September 4th, 2009

Omg!!! OMG!!!!!! OMGGG!!!!!!!!! Stuar beat­tie — Mas­ter­chief — Steven Spiel­berg OMG!! An unbeat­able trio!!!!!! i’ve been waitin for the halo movie to realease since ages…! and if spiel­berg does it.… omg!! it will be a blowwwwwwwww!! i lit­er­ally had tears in my eyes to read the newssss!! damnnn it.. and if mar­tin o don­nel gives the music.… man!! this is goin to be a his­tory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPE IT IS TRUE… I WANT THIS TO BE TRUE

Febrele September 14th, 2009

Relax kid…

#1 HALO fan (sasquatch) September 14th, 2009

I think Rahul for­got to take his rid­dlin this morning.

Arca­cia September 17th, 2009

They bet­ter do it right or I’m gunna be pissed I wanna see 4 shots no scope head shots!!!

Mud­plug­ger October 6th, 2009

I think this could be a huge mis­take. I went to see Dis­trict 9 last night and THAT makes me yern for a Neill Blomkamp Halo movie. Whilst Spiel­berg is a great direc­tor, I don’t think he can deliver the hard-hitting grit dis­played by Blomklamp’s Halo Shorts.

Con­sider also that the new script revolves around The Fall of Reach with Halo:Reach due next year and I start to won­der if the whole Jackson/Blomkamp idea has been sold out for a quick game/movie tie-in that will undoubt­edly be junk.

This movie needs to be made for the right rea­sons; the love of the game and the uni­verse, if it’s made for money it will be a mas­sive dis­s­a­point­ment, just like every other video game movie to date.

Febrele November 17th, 2009


“Whilst Spiel­berg is a great direc­tor, I don’t think he can deliver the hard-hitting grit dis­played by Blomklamp’s Halo Shorts.”

3 words. Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan.

Any­way I hope Halo to be some­thing more than a gory, vio­lent action flick… I agree with your last paragraph.

Johnny December 7th, 2009

I’m psy­ched that it will be based on the books and not just the games. If you havn’d read Fall of Reach yet, well just do it and you’ll know what I mean. If it is done right, this movie could make his­tory. It could very well be the great­est epic/sci-fi/war…whatever you want to call it movie of all time. I realy hope it’s done right because I am expect­ing it to be the best. I think that Speil­berg can deliver. P.S I saw Dis­trict 9 and I thought that it was awsome. It was a very inter­est­ing point of view of what an Alien encouter could look like. Very well though it think anyways.

Chris Williams January 4th, 2010

James Cameron beat Halo movie to the punch with Avatar.

Ardrich February 7th, 2010

Think about it, Spiel­berg = ILM
Weta is o.k., but no one beats Indus­trial Light and Magic.
Plus it’s a story with Aliens.….…good fit.

Halo­Mom December 5th, 2010

I think it should be great no mat­ter what. My son is 7 years old and has played all the Halo games and beat them. Yes on Easy but just to hear the excite­ment in my sons voice that there is going to be a Halo Movie.. is the Best! Spiel­ber has had his ups and downs just like the rest of them.. He is a great Direc­tor and I thank him for con­sid­er­ing such a feat.. It will be hard to live up to the Halo Hype. I cant wait to see the results…