The Halo movie is one of the video-game-to-movie adaptations that just refuses to die. Microsoft's flagship gaming franchise has certainly been tipped for a big screen representation in the past, but each time the effort failed in the early stages — the project being deemed either too expensive, impractical or just plain bad.
However, on Monday, Complex reported that Production Weekly were now listing a Halo movie which featured none other than as a producer. They even went further, claiming the film was separate and distinct from the Xbox Live-exclusive Halo series which is in development, describing the project as a “a live-action feature-length digital” film. Production Weekly even claimed that Prison Break writer Paul Scheuring would pen the script.
Unfortunately, all this seems to be news to Microsoft — y'know, that humongous computer company which established and owns the franchise. Microsoft told Euro Gamer, with a strong measure of disappointing certainty, that were no current plans to create a Halo film. They stated:
We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture.
This certainly sounds like you will get more extra-curricular Halo goodies, but don't expect to see them in a movie theater any time soon.
What do you think? Are you disappointed with this news, or are you glad Halo isn't getting a big screen adaptation? Let us know below.