Spielberg To Revive Halo Movie

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Just when you though that the possibility of a Halo movie was finally dead in the water.

A short while ago a man by the name of Stuart Beattie wrote a screenplay. Who is this man you may ask? He is the dude that has penned or is also currently penning G.I Joe, Gears of War and Splinter Cell screenplays. Anyone who has seen G.I Joe may at this point be thinking “ah, hell” but there is some hope to be had.

Firstly, this dude is apparently a super Halo nerd, so that can’t be a bad thing, Secondly, talks have begun with Steven Spielberg to produce (notice: not direct) the Halo movie and he was apparently blown away by the screenplay that Beattie had put together.

Click through the jump to find out what the movie will be all about.

Beattie wrote what is called a “spec” screenplay, which means that he was not commissioned to do it but did it in his own time and based it on the Halo novel Fall of Reach.

The entire thing has been written as a trilogy and will begin as a story about the training and early life of a boy named John (yes, aka Master Chief) and will continue with the story up until around about Halo 3.

Here is what the source had to say:

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“The script is, first and foremost, a character-driven story about a soldier named John who was kidnapped or “conscripted” by the UNSC when he was just six years old, and then brutally trained to become an elite Spartan warrior known as Master Chief 117.The script then takes us through the horrific first contact with the Covenant hordes on the doomed colony world of Harvest, and then climaxes with the…”

I’m going to stop the quote there as I found the rest of the lengthy talk to be a bit too spoiler-ish for those who would rather wait (if the movie is made), for those of you who want to know more you can click the link at the bottom of the article.

I hope this happens but only if it’s done right and from the looks of things, studios are starting to understand what it takes to make a good movie out of a videogame franchise, it’s a slow process, just look at what happened with comic book movies.

Source: IESB and LatinoReview (click this one for more details on the script)

via Kotaku

Last Updated: August 11, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

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  • Darkling

    So Neil Blomkamp won’t have anything to do with this?
    I’m eagerly awaiting to see what he does with District 9!

  • janrik

    That is just the plot from the 1st book, fyi…

  • WitWolfyZA

    DUDE! that movie looks killer, mark my words. they’re gonna kick themselves when they see what a success District 9 shapes up to be, even at rotten tomatoes top reviewers give it top marks!

  • WitWolfyZA

    maybe they should of asked you to produce it ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • janrik

    Produce, no. I think Neil should stay involved, I like his style.

    The 1st part of Halo (books) is basically the 1st 40 mins from SOLDIER (Kurt Russel). Almost twins…

    They need to make the 1st book into a movie, Hell all 6 books so far would make great movies, with the right direction ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Really hope they stick to the style of the shorts that Neil made with the halo 3 launch. That would make it brilliant.

    More Band of Brothers, than Rambo, please.

  • The script for the first movie is based on the Fall of Reach novel. Blomkamp and Jackson arent going back to Halo now, that chapter is pretty much over now for good.

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