Doesn’t this just make you crave for a Halo Live Action movie? Neill Blomkamp really is something special, and imagine that combined with the mastery of Peter Jackson. Why isn’t this being made faster?
The second live action short film created by Neill Blomkamp and Weta has been leaked by GamerSyde. The colour seems a little off and it’s not great quality, but it’s the real deal. This time we get to see Warthog’s in action, Banshee’s and Covenant.
Doesn’t it just make you ache for a feature film? Rumors are abound what with the forthcoming Halo 3 release, these short sequences and the Fox publishing deal that the movie is being developed in secret. As far as I am aware this is not true. We can still hope however and I do believe this film will see the light of day.
Can you explain what that Halo short movie was about? Was it real time?
It was live action. What you saw was a short film that’s not related to any movie. Neill Blomkamp is the director, with Peter Jackson as executive producer, and he wanted to work on the Halo movie. The Halo movie is not in production. The studios that were involved, for whatever reason decided to back out of it, but we’re still very interested in talking to people in Hollywood about it.
In the meantime, we’re going to use these film shorts to help promote the Halo universe and get the world super excited and crazy for Halo 3. Neill did an amazing job on that short film. I’m a huge fan of the Halo universe, and watching that short film sent goosebumps all over. That’s Halo coming to life in a way that I think I lot of people can really get into it, even if they’re not videogame players. We think Halo can be one of those epic stories like Star Wars. We still have work to do, there’s no question about that, but we believe that Halo has the potential.
From the official press release,“A collaboration between Bungie Studios, director Neill Blomkamp, WETA Workshop and Origami Digital LLC, brings the first digital short depicting humanity’s struggle to save Earth.“This is our first official look at the creative brilliance that comes about when you combine the innovative thinking of Neill Blomkamp and the artistic talent of WETA. Just imagine throwing Peter Jackson into the mix. The Halo movie, if it ever gets going again, will be something truly special.