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Microsoft Denies Ridley Scott/’Halo’ Rumors

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Another one bites the dust. A Halo movie has been talked about since the first video game was released on the inaugural Xbox system becoming an instantaneous best-seller. A lot of big name people have been stapled to this proposed movie, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro for example, and yet it still hasn’t been able to reach theaters everywhere. Maybe what this thing needs is a legendary filmmaker, a man with a proven track record of creating quality sci-fi projects. Can someone like Ridley Scott be the solution? It’s possible, but has Microsoft approached the filmmaker? No. No, they haven’t.

Digital Spy says that the rumors are false. Sir Ridley has not been offered, and this will not be directing a big screen Halo movie. Here’s the relevant quote that a Microsoft rep gave Eurogamer:

“The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.”

It seems that for now the balance of Microsoft’s efforts regarding Halo are going to be on future games and the previously announced Xbox Network series being produced by Steven Spielberg. So much for Ridley Scott’s Halo then, maybe he can get back to that Blade Runner sequel we’ve been hearing about. Or not.

Source: Blastr

Category: Film, Videogames

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