Microsoft: Halo Movie Still "On Hold"

There was an enjoyable rumour posted over the weekend that a Mr. Steven Spielberg was currently in talks to produce the Halo movie. A movie Microsoft will only say is "on hold".

Responding to questions we had over the Spielberg rumour (and indeed the future of the movie itself), a Microsoft spokesperson told Kotaku:

We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie. That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

Upon further questioning, Microsoft added that they had "nothing further to share with respect to plans regarding a Halo movie".

That's a long time holding, since the movie first went "on hold" all the way back in 2006. Bet somebody's arms are getting really tired.

Still, if you're a Halo fan, "on hold" is better than "cancelled", right?


    Halo movie will NEVER be cancelled.

    I mean if they are creating a Dead Space, Gears of War, even Prince of Persia or AVATAR then expect a Halo movie.

    It's not a matter of "on-hold" or "cancelled" its just a matter of when. Whether it be released in 5 years or 2 years, it will eventually get made. I mean for probably the biggest trilogy/game franchise there is (besides GTA, Mario etc.. which wouldn't suit a film) Halo tops the list.

    Game movies like Avatar or Prince of Persia i sense will be a bomb at the box office. They don't seem to have the sales that would back it up. OVerall the franchise may have sold millions, but that doesn't mean players are gonna see the movie. Halo fans are nuts, approx 10 million Halo 3 sales, majority of which are Halo "FANS" will definitely see the movie. It will be a success if the budget is overwhelmingly HIGH.

    I think games like Halo or Gears would be successful. Maybe not critically acclaimed (Gears i believe will be just like the new Terminator much like the new terminator game is gears of war 3 gone wrong). Halo Film has the potential to have a terrific story line with amazing special sci-fi effects like a Star Trek or Star Wars. The only other franchise i can think of which would make a good movie is Final Fantasy, its just a matter of which game to use as a story line, and live-action aswell. And thats probably bigger than Halo, well in Japan anyway.

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