The man in the picture above is no stranger to anyone who plays video games. It’s The big man himself, Master Chief. He currently sporting his trademark helmet, but soon enough, Master Chief might have himself a real face. Microsoft is still intent on creating a Halo movie, but they are just not sure when they want to do it. I think their advertising for their newest game Halo: Reach shows their ambitions to create a live-action film for the game, considering all of the live-action promotion they have been doing.
Scripts have been in the works for some time now, and yes, it is plural. They have four people working on different scripts for the movie because they want a variety of ideas to work with, which definitely can’t hurt. Among these people are: Alex Garland, Stuart Beattie, D.B. Weiss and Josh Olson. A variety of ideas is something that they are going to need if they are planning a film adaptation of the game, because everyone knows how that usually works out. I mean, look at the Doom movie, or any of the Street Fighter movies. *insert sigh here*
When 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor was asked about it he had this to say:
“We’re still interested in making an excellent ‘Halo’ movie,”…”We’ve created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film.”…”We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry.”
O’Connor has also promised that the story will be original and not just a retelling of the trilogy’s story, which is a step in the right direction I feel. Nobody wants to watch a movie about everything they have already done. It doesn’t feel new or exciting.
One of the writers, D.B. Weiss echo’s that sentiment when he says:
“If you did do a 100% faithful version, 999 times out of 1,000 it would be a mess.”
But Microsoft isn’t even stopping there, they are also looking out for the chance to hurl Master Chief into a T.V. Series. I don’t know if that’s the right move, but I think the film would be a good one-shot thing. If they tried to make some sort of futuristic Halo War Drama, I just don’t see many sparks on that one.
What do you think about a potential Halo movie coming out? Any ideas on who you think should take the reigns of the great Master Chief? Let us know what you think, Ranters.