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Halo movie: Ridley Scott rumours killed by Microsoft

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 12:14 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo was said to be getting the movie treatment, courtesy of Alien director Ridley Scott, but Microsoft has blown that rumour out the airlock.

We reported on the Halo movie rumour yesterday. Hit the link to see what happened.

Now, Microsoft has clarified the matter in a statement to Eurogamer, which reads, “We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.

“The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.”

There’s also the little matter of Spielberg’s Xbox One Halo TV series.

What do you make of the above?

Via GI.biz.

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6 Comments

  1. Obernox

    :(

    #1 11 months ago
  2. gusalomao

    Why on earth an director like Ridley Scott would say that if it’s not true? There’s something strange in this…

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Djoenz

    Fantastic Four reboot? Oh…
    BTW Ridley Scott himself is not the source. It might have been a mistake.

    Anyway who gives a shit about masterchief I mean has he ever put off his helmet?

    He better be black and beautiful.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Jonathan42TD

    @3
    If you passed the last game on legendary difficulty, Master Chief takes off his helmet… well, more or less. Some UNSC staff members take it off, and then you see his face for 4 seconds, but the point still stands.

    Hope Ridley is still involved with Halo in some way (tv or film) :)

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Djoenz

    @4
    You mean Lord Voldemort?
    http://flooxs.com/halo-4-master-chief-widescreen-background-wallpaper/halo-4-master-chief-face-widescreen-background-wallpaper/

    Or Tommy Lee Jones

    #5 11 months ago
  6. antraxsuicide

    Yeah, you see his eyes at the end of Halo 4.

    Adam Sessler commented on the difficulty of a Halo movie years ago, which could be boiled down to lack of dialogue and facial acting. Halo 4 definitely fixed the first one, and Halo 5 will probably stop hiding Chief’s face.

    #6 11 months ago

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