Ridley Scott May Be Working On A HALO Movie
Halo fans know better than to get their hopes up, but it looks like the mega popular video game series is attempting to be made into a movie once more. The closest it has come to happening over the past decade was when Peter Jackson was attached as a producer and unknown director Neil Blomkamp was chosen to helm the project. Things got nasty and completely fell apart. That led to Blomkamp directing District 9 and becoming an A-list director. Blomkamp has said numerous times that he is very happy Halo was scrapped, and it seems he may have used an idea or two from his Halo days for Elysium. All of that is history and it’s now being reported that director Ridley Scott may be producing the latest attempt at adapting the game to the big screen.
ScreenRant.Com reports on an interesting update tucked away in the latest preview of Production Weekly. Included with several updates was a note that mentioned an “Untitled HALO Project.” When the Xbox One launched, there was news that the gaming system would feature exclusive content like TV shows and webseries. One of those announced during the launch was a live-action Halo TV series from Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks (who have been pushing for a movie for the longest time). The series would follow up on the success of the webseries Forward Into Dawn. Screen Rant contacted Production Weekly for clarification. They were told “The HALO project is a live-action feature-length digital produced by Ridley Scott.“
Production Weekly is an incredibly solid source, so it seems very likely that Scott is at least talking about a Halo movie. The three-time Oscar nominated director of films like Alien and Blade Runner is said to be working on a follow-up to Promethus, but he could easily fit producing a Halo film into his schedule. Since this is the first we’re hearing of it, the movie would have to be a few years out at the earliest. With the news out there now, hopefully we’ll hear more soon. What do you think? Do you hope Ridley Scott is the guy that makes Halo finally happen?