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343 Industries still intent on making “an excellent Halo movie”

Monday, 6th September 2010 10:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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That Halo movie. Completely dead, right? If comments made by 343 Industries boss Frankie O’Connor are indication, it’s as if it hasn’t even entered cardiac arrest.

A movie’s been on-off for the past couple of years, but O’Connor told Variety over the weekend (via Kotaku) the Halo studio is still intent on making a movie on all things Chief.

One that will be “excellent”.

“We’re still interested in making an excellent ‘Halo’ movie,” he said.

“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.”

If a feature-film doesn’t end up in the near future, Microsoft are looking at man’s best friend: TV. O’Connor said the firm was “intently watching” if a TV show would be an alternative option, with him adding that a movie wouldn’t be a “verbatim retelling of the game.”

The latest game in the Halo IP, Reach, launches worldwide next Tuesday from original developer Bungie, who will be stepping aside from the series after its launch to focus on its new Activision-published IP.

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  1. Erthazus

    Now that i would definitely watch.

    Small videos like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIRHSsZ-qrU are just small masterpieces in PR marketing campaign. If only the game could be like these cinematic trailers. They are really awesome.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    get the guy who made the deliver hope ad to make a movie and i am there day one! thats one of the best tv/game ads i’ve ever seen =)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I saw the last trailer on the telly this weekend. The machine is ramping up!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. RETARDED VIKING

    i think i’ll settle for a TV show.Doesn’t sound like a bad idea if you think about.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    They can be interested all they want, that doesn’t mean it will ever happen. Wich is the same as being dead.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    If they can give me a CG animated Halo TV show in the style of ‘The Package’ short from Halo Legends, I’ll be chuffed enough with that.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @3
    I saw an ad for CoD:BlackOps over the weekend too – WTF? It’s still over 2 months from release.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Blimey, that is starting early!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    yea they started the ad campaign with that england match last week

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    The Reach Trailer is embarrassingly over-dramatic. I prefer the ODST Trailer over it anytime. Better action, direction and storytelling.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    i always felt like the only person who didnt ‘get’ the odst one =/

    it looks nice and has good production values and all that clearly but i never was impressed by it like everyone else was O_o

    #11 4 years ago