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]


    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.


    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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