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Halo Movie Director Named

Postby hoxlund on Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:31 pm

http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep ... EJFQHC.php

An official statement from Microsoft has revealed that the motion picture based on Bungie's Halo franchise will be helmed by Neill Blomkamp, a short film and commercial director making his feature film debut with the movie.

Mary Parent, Scott Stuber and Peter Schlessel will produce Halo. The film is currently targeted for a Summer 2008 worldwide release. Halo will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand, and will make use of the full range of executive producer Peter Jackson's state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities there, including Weta, Stone Street Studios, and Park Road Post.

The release from Microsoft also mentions latest figures for the video game franchise: "Halo and its 2004 follow-up Halo 2 have sold a combined 14.5 million copies worldwide and grossed more than $650 million (U.S.). On November 2004, Halo 2 shattered records with $125 million in first-day sales."
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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:03 am

I thought Peter Jackson was doing it?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:29 pm

make use of the full range of executive producer Peter Jackson's state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:31 pm

Crappy game...movie will be the same.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:14 pm

yes halo was a crappy game, selling 4 million copies in 3 years is crappy:
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/ar ... ?id=100825

making the current top games list:

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?optio ... 8&Itemid=2

next time you should keep your ignorance to yourself
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:21 pm

popularity has nothing to do with crappiness :D
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:24 pm

popularity has everything to do with it, when it comes to games
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:57 am

It's all a matter of personal opinion. I thought Halo was pretty good, and Halo 2 was average. Either way, the movie will suck, all games made into movies do.
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