Would-Be Halo Director Now "Probably Wouldn't Do" Halo Film

In 2006, it was announced that a then 26-year-old South African filmmaker named Neill Blomkamp would be directing a feature film version of Halo produced by Peter Jackson.

Blomkamp provided a taste of the Halo cinematic experience. But the film fell through, and Blomkamp busied himself with other projects, namely his upcoming feature film debut, District 9.

Now that District 9 has some serious buzz around it, would Blomkamp be interested in returning to the Halo universe? Well?

The answer is, I probably wouldn't do Halo if it was offered to me. But creatively, I would like to do it. It's kind of like I'd be sad to not work on it, but I would still say no... I worked on it for five months... I put a lot of sort of sweat and blood into Halo. Creatively, it's very compelling. I love it. But, when you work that long on something and you have it bottom out and collapse... I mean, I got District 9 out of it, I think I'm probbaly better off because it's more of a personal film. But yeah, I love the world of Halo. I don't think I would go back there.

That's a shame.

Confirmed: Director Neill Blomkamp Would Probably Not Do a Halo Film, Even If Offered One [Slash Film]


Comments

    I really don't understand why Halo has become such a difficult topic & film to get into production.

    I believe it would do better than any other video-game film release out there. Even a GTA film for the fact that GTA would DEFINITELY be R18 but also GTA doesn't have a set solid story line.

    Halo has an interesting storyline that can become the next best sci-fi film to Star Wars or Star Trek. I don't think it will be a LotR at the box office, but definitely be a film that draws a hefty profit if the budget is reasonable.

    Gears, Dead Space, Resident Evil - they're all games that fit to be made into films but are easy to make. Dead Space & R.Evil can be made on less than $20 million - make it a horror/thriller and there you have it, cheap and profitable. Gears would have a bigger budget, but would be sort of Transformers or Terminator.

    Halo is different, i mean Halo is, Halo!

    It breaks records, it sells well, its popular & not just to fanboys. It has a fanbase that isn't just for fanboys. It can draw attention to people who havent heard of it (and with proper marketing and NOT splashing the fact its based on a game could draw more numbers).

    I'm still confused WHY it just ain't happening. I think MS or mainly Bungie should write up a concept for a film. Ship it round to writers to get a good screenplay. MS would def gather a hugh profit from box office so a bit of their money input to the budget wouldn't hurt and would attract production companies and distributors as it would save them a little.

    UGH JUST MAKE THIS FILM ALREADY!

    In most cases of movies taking forever to get made or not being made at all comes down to studio politics. background issues we never really hear about. its a shame really.

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