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

Wednesday, 4 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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