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Ridley Scott’s Halo now filming in Ireland, first set footage appears

Wednesday, 4th June 2014 12:59 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo is getting not one, but two cinematic adaptations courtesy of Microsoft and Hollywood. Ridley Scott’s project is reportedly filming right now in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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It follows reports that the Halo project has recently signed its first cast member in the form of The Good Wife and The Following actor Mike Colter, who is apparently playing a character called Marlowe.

Now, the Belfast Telegraph reports that Scott and director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan – of Battlestar Galactica fame – are shooting the adaptation in the city’s Titanic Quarter. Northern Ireland Screen later confirmed that it was funding the project.

A Microsoft spokesperson told the paper that filming is under-way in Belfast, along with a statement that simply read, “343 Industries, Xbox Entertainment Studios and Scott Free Productions are currently working on a Halo digital feature project to be released later this year.

“The project will be executive produced by Ridley Scott and Scott Free TV president, David Zucker. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan will direct.”

Here’s a clip of what looks like Mike Colter running through a plaza swarming with pedestrians, courtesy of Jayster:

Via IGN.

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12 Comments

  1. redwood

    digital feature = not coming to cinemas.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @redwood ‘Cinematic’ doesn’t strictly mean in cinemas though does it ;)

    Games are often referred to as cinematic but aren’t shown in cinemas.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Citrus raptor

    What exactly was that supposed to depict in the Halo universe?

    #3 7 months ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    I hope this doenst mean that scott lose focus on prometheus 2, i really want that movie badly.
    As For this news, i prefer a new anime than a live movie, but thats the otaku talking here rather than Manu ;-)

    #4 7 months ago
  5. bigpoop

    @Citrus raptor cut a 14 second slice of you filming a Halo 4 cutscene through an iphone camera. It’s unfair to even say it’s a small slice of whats to come.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Darkfield

    @ManuOtaku Hear, hear!

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Tormenter

    I think this is an absolute waste of Ridley’s talent. I’m surprised he would be involved in such pap and it’s lowered my opinion of the integrity of his work… mind you saying this I still say Promethius was a just a self-congratulatory wank-off.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Malmer

    More Halo lore is always good.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. redwood

    @ dave, I wasn’t being sarcastic, “digital feature” is a term i have seen being used a lot of time for content on digital distribution channels. so this might be coming to netflix or box live or something like that, but not to cinemas. Now this might be shown in cinemas but it might not be your “blockbuster halo movie” that you have been wetting your pants for since halo ODST’s trailer.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. ysleiro

    @Tormenter Oh gosh what’s Scott to do??! You’ve lowered your opinion of him! How will he be able to direct anything now?!

    Save your backhanded compliments/comments for when you actually have a product to review. Stop pretending like you know what’s best for a director’s career. Stop talking crap about something you know nothing of. You haven’t seen the work!

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Gheritt White

    @Dave Cook Your mum is cinematic.

    #11 7 months ago
  12. Tormenter

    @ysleiro

    LoL..

    As if your comment has any more right to exist than mine.

    At least my was obviously OPINION.. You seem to think you’re in a position to insist that you are right.

    You’re being a knob..

    #12 7 months ago

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