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Still No Director For Halo Movie

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the no-one-named-boll dept.

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Via 1up.com, an interview with Halo movie Producer Peter Jackson about his upcoming King Kong feature and the film adaptation of the Bungie game. As of yet, he has not selected a Director. From the article: "Question: You're still producing Halo? Jackson: Yeah. Question: What attracted you to Halo? Jackson: I'm a fan of the game. Question: But video game movies suck. Jackson: They do. Question: So what will be different? Jackson: Hopefully it won't suck. "

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Wow (2)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205237)

He's remarkably direct. Doesn't beat around the bush much does he?

Rumours... (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205255)

Fingers crossed that its' Guillermo Del Toro. [aintitcool.com]

Questionable (1)

imstanny (722685) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205499)

"Fingers crossed that its' Guillermo Del Toro."

He directed Hellboy, Blade 2, and Mimic... he's notorios for underground scenes and the actor Ron Perlman. So good chance those two things will be in the Halo movie if he directs.

Re:Questionable (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205843)

He directed Hellboy, Blade 2, and Mimic...

So . . . even with all three of those strikes against him - would you still want him directing?

I am a big Ron Perlman fan, but Hellboy probably sucked the most of the above movies.

Re:Rumours... (2, Funny)

ElVaquero (867318) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205539)

Figer's crossed that it's Uwe Boll!

blargh blargh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14205268)

wait, so he plays the game or he's seen people play the game and thinks "hey that's pretty neat"???? damn it that interviewer sucks at asking questions.

Step One (4, Funny)

thebdj (768618) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205338)

Look at every video game movie ever made and make sure to not hire any of those directors. If you do this you can move on to step 2, hiring good actors.

Re:Step One (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14205494)

Step 3: Scrap this and make a Marathon move instead.

Re:Step One (0, Flamebait)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205825)

Since I've only played Halo 1 a bit (on PC) and Halo 2 a TINY bit (one sitting), I don't even really care. I'll probably watch it if it ever shows up on cable late one night and hopefully Jackson will do a good job with it.

Re:Step One (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14215606)

Unless you're the other Seamus (the one who created the XBOX), this hardly qualifies as a flame, you tards. It's a simple point that most people who see Halo (as with most audiences in general) won't know the details about the movie and just want to see a good flick. Period.

You fanboys are so sad. Wish you could hear an opinion that disagrees with yours and not get your panties all wet and twisted. :(

Re:Step One (1, Flamebait)

Xenkar (580240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205717)

Master Chief's actor just has to look good in a battle suit. He does not need to talk at all. That would be out of character.

Next find a good looking girl to play the part of the 3D AI. Show her naked through out the movie. Make it rated R or NC-17. If I'm going to watch a movie based on a game, there best be some fan service.

Next thing to do is make sure the bulk of the movie is located on the Halo. When the Master Chief looks in the sky, I want to see the other side of the Halo.

I'd like to see is either excellent CG enemies or guys in suits. I want none of that cheap looking Hulk CG. I want to be frightened by the enemy. When the Flood comes after me, I want to feel the fear and need to flee. In regards to the Flood, I want to see them actually transform a human corpse.

Follow these guidelines and the movie won't suck as much as it would if it was made for a PG or PG-13 movie.

Re:Step One (1)

goodenoughnickname (874664) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205913)

If you do this you can move on to step 2, hiring good actors.
Totally. [imdb.com]

Re:Step One (1)

bergeron76 (176351) | more than 8 years ago | (#14207752)

Good call.

Hire Quentin Tarantino if you can afford him (or if he's still functional). He's the only person (that I can think of) that could possibly pull off a successful videogame->theatre release.

Hell, most of his movies seem more like video games than traditional films, IMHO. He's truly a rare breed (in a good way, if you ever read this Mr. T).

I hope they get Uwe Boll, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14205426)

<sarcasm>I hope they get Uwe Boll, he's my favorite.</sarcasm>

Film adapted to film? (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205473)

"Via 1up.com, an interview with Halo movie Producer Peter Jackson about his upcoming King Kong feature and the film adaptation of the Bungie film."

Why would they need to re-adapt something to the same format (unless they want to boast of its billion-dollar production cost)? My head a splode...

But ... wait a minute ... (1)

WidescreenFreak (830043) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205510)

The Halo movie has had a director for a few years now. It's all right here [roosterteeth.com] .

What do you mean, "Stop being an ass!" That's not a Halo movie??

(Oh, come on. You knew that someone had to do it!)

I have to give Peter Jackson credit, though. He doesn't want to direct because he wants to take a break. After what he's done over the past few years, I certainly grant him that a break is deserved. I still wonder what a Halo movie would be like under his direction, but that might also come down to a possible difference between passion (like he had with LotR and KK) or just being a fan.

Hey, let's get George Lucas to do it! At least then we'd be assured of a quality movie! *cough* Of course, if that's the case who wants to bet that red fires first theatrically then blue fires first in the DVD with GL stating "That's how I wanted it from the beginning."

Oh, well. It's only karma. :)

Peter Jackson's relationship with this film (2, Interesting)

Lifix (791281) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205534)

Just so y'all know, Peter Jackson was made an Exec Producer because he is allowing the movie to use Weta Digital and Weta Workshop for all their graphic needs and knowing that it will be a video game adapt, there will likely be lots of rendering needed. Also, by making Jackson an EP, they can slap Wingnut films on it (his banner) and give it instant credibility. Jackson probably won't have much in terms of creative input but then again this is normal for an EP. Just thought I would weigh in for those folk who don't know much about the film buisiness.

Re:Peter Jackson's relationship with this film (2, Insightful)

Sathias (884801) | more than 8 years ago | (#14206184)

Also, by making Jackson an EP, they can slap Wingnut films on it (his banner) and give it instant credibility.

So does it also retrospectively do the same thing for "Meet the Feebles"? ;)

Re:Peter Jackson's relationship with this film (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14206449)

I love the idea that using a label whose logo (at least originally) closely resembled a penis gives a movie instant credibility.

Bah...here's a better idea (4, Funny)

sgant (178166) | more than 8 years ago | (#14205585)

Instead of making a 200 million dollar spectacular...just hire the guys at Rooster Teeth Productions to make a high-rez, full length Red vs. Blue movie using the Halo 2 engine...or perhaps even the Halo 3 engine.

There ya go, save some cash. Oh, I'll expect my consulting fee within the next few days.

Re:Bah...here's a better idea (1)

ClamIAm (926466) | more than 8 years ago | (#14208053)

Yeah, because we all want to see Master Chief kill-humping Captain Keyes... (kidding)

Re:Bah...here's a better idea (1)

Torgo's Pizza (547926) | more than 8 years ago | (#14213111)

It would be hysterically funny for the first 10 minutes as the characters rip into each other, but for the next 100 minutes the audience would get lost and confused as they attempt to introduce a "plot" that involves body jumping, ghosts, robots and dimension jumps. ***1/2 for the first 10 minutes, * for the rest of the movie.

Doom doesn't actually suck (1)

PhilHibbs (4537) | more than 8 years ago | (#14208991)

I saw Doom on DVD a month ago, and it was rather good. I especially liked what they did with the "pink demon" monster, and the FPS sequence was cool.

Re:Doom doesn't actually suck (1)

Trails (629752) | more than 8 years ago | (#14211274)

Someone mode the parent as Flamebait please...

Re:Doom doesn't actually suck (1)

shoptroll (544006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14213255)

It's on DVD already? Damn it must've gotten telefragged in the theatres or something...

Re:Doom doesn't actually suck (1)

PhilHibbs (4537) | more than 8 years ago | (#14217676)

It's on DVD already?

Not legally. I don't know how my friend got hod of it, but it was a good quality transfer, probably from a screener.

They will need a Red Vs. Blue Reference!! (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 8 years ago | (#14211409)

They will most definately need to have a Red vs. Blue reference somewhere in the movie, Like someone named Tex, Chruch, Dougnut or Sarge. Of course that is assuming thet Peter Jackson even knows about Red Vs. Blue in the first place. It would be a nice nod to internet Halo fandom and all it would have to be is a charachter named or having a callsign of someone from R vs. B.

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