New Rumor Links Neil Blomkamp To Xbox’s Live-Action HALO Pilot
Last spring when Microsoft was hyping up the Xbox One, they announced that they would put out exclusive content for gamers like live-action TV shows and special miniseries. One of the shows that was announced right off the bat was a Halo series that Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks would be producing. The Xbox Live series would be in the vein of the highly successful webseries Halo: Forward Into Dawn. Since then we haven’t heard much about the series, but now a rumor has popped up about the pilot.
Latino-Review is reporting they’ve been hearing a lot of rumblings that District 9 and Elysium director Neil Blomkamp will be helming the pilot. Blomkamp directed a few live-action shorts to promote the release of Halo 3 back in 2007, and at one point he was attached to direct a feature length movie adaptation. That fell apart and Blomkamp cites working on the film as one of the worst experiences in his life. He’s been on record many times saying he absolutely despised it but does thank the film’s producer, Peter Jackson, for helping him get District 9 in front of cameras as a consolation prize of sorts. Since this is a TV show, the studio won’t be involved since it’s Microsoft‘s baby, but Blomkamp might still have a bad taste in his mouth even though he really loves the property.
Blomkamp is currently hard at work on his next film, Chappie, with Hugh Jackman. He’s booked up for the next little while so there’s no real indication that his schedule is open. A pilot could be squeezed into the gaps though. This sounds like a great idea to a lot of fans, myself included, but we’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out. What do you think? Would you like to see Blomkamp do the pilot since there’s no movie on the horizon?
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Source : Latino-Review