Screenwriter Believes Halo Is "Our Generation's Star Wars"

Stuart Beattie, responsible for big screen adaptations of Pirates of the Caribbean and G.I. Joe, is a big Halo fan, having "read every book, played every game, every graphic novel." Proof? His unsolicited Halo: Fall of Reach screenplay in 2007.

With the Halo film said to be "entirely dead" by the man once attached to direct it, Neil Blomkamp, Beattie may be the Halo fan's last best hope to get a Master Chief movie back on track. If it does come to pass, he believes "a Halo movie would just be awesome, especially this Halo movie."

Beattie tells Sci Fi Wire that it's the Fall of Reach story that needs to be told, the one novelised by writer Eric Nylund. And hey, his script just happens to be based on that novel.

But the script writer and junior director says he doesn't expect to take the reins of a big budget Halo movie just yet. Give him a few movies, a few more years and maybe. Until then, settle for paperback books, fan fiction and that Fall of Reach concept art that leaked last year.

Maybe when Halo: Reach is released and makes a couple bucks, we'll see some progress.

Why Stuart Beattie believes his Halo film will work [Sci Fi Wire]


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    I;ve never actually read any of the books, i do hear the first few are great, so i don't much about the plot & details. (I have read article on Halo Wiki about the history and rough plot of the book & the halo universe).

    However, if a film is JUST based on Fall of Reach, then the HALO name wouldn't exactly be needed. The first Halo game, was about being on HALO which turns out to be one of many. Stopping it from activating, ya get the drift. Thats where the name clearly comes from. I don't think Fall of Reach explains that too much & you are actually on a ring & all that.

    The plot needs to incorporate saving mankind from these rings, the flood & the covenant.

    I believe that turtles will be our robotic superpowered overlords by this time next year.

    omg, what a dumbass. who dares compare star wars to halo? star wars = cultural phenomenon, halo = stupid game+repetitive gameplay, whose character design lack imagination and is a rip off of doom dude+samus.

      OMG YA TOTALLY DUDE

    @Ueziel:

    "
    Star Wars took what Smith created and brought it into real-life. The Lensman books are nowhere near what Star Wars is/was/will be.

    It doesn't matter that it isn't original. It has more character and better history than any of your pulp sci-fi schlock that they pulled from."

    So what about other scifi literature, then? Like that stuff from HG Wells, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and so on... in terms of pure QUALITY, these would have to be at the very top.

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